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To the memory of Dr. Manasseh Cutler, the profound scholar, 

the diligent investigator, the zealous minister of the 

gospel, to whose far-seeing statesmanship the 

establishment of the Ohio University and the 

organization of the higher education in 

the Northwest are due more 

than to any other single 


This volume is respectfully dedicated. 



ATni.K.ric Lka(;uk oi- Ohio Com. E(;es 85 

An MNi Association 81 

A I'l )LL< I Quartette 9» 

Art Department 95^ 

Board ok Trustees 12 

Board ok Editors 3 

Base-ball Team ... 86 


Class of '92 21 

Class oe '93 30 

Class of '94 35 

Class of '95 38 

College Calendar 19 

Co.MMoTloN 118 

Cl'RKEN r 75 

Comedy— Much Ado About Nothing 102 


Boaifiing 93 

Married Men's 1 28 

Poker 89 

String 92 

Tennis 85 

Contests : 

State 80 

Local .^ 80 

Dedication 2 

Editorials 97 

Electrical Engineering 77 

EuTERi'iAN Sextette 91 

Facul rv '7 

P'raternhies : 

Beta Theta Pi 48 

Delta Tan Delta 5' 

Phi Delta Thela 54 

Pi Beta Phi . 57 


KiKi.i> Day Rkcord 88 

Fi)(ii-.HAi,i. Team 87 

Frk.siimkn 136 

GvMNAsiL'M Association 86 

In Memoriam : 

Hon. A. G, Brown 16 

John Hancock, LL.D 14 

Hon. John Welch 15 

Just One Ni(;ht in East Wing 131 

I'n. Try. — What ? 138 

Juniors 127 

Literary Societies : 

Athenian 61 

I'hilomathean 67 

Adelphia 71 

Lecture Course 142 

Latest Puhi.ications 136 

O. U. Chorus 91 

Ohio University in Education 7 

Oratorical Association 79 

O. U. Ai.i'HAKET 135 

O. U . M en u 1 40 

PoKMS : 

Aufwiedersehen i :,o 

Charity 146 

College Days 147 

College Song 149 

Holcomb's Soliloquy 141 

The Old and the New 109 

The Life We Trace -/ 144 

Prei'Aratory Uei'artment 44 

President's Bkkiraphy 5 

Preface 4 

Presidents 5 

Senior Bio(;rai'HY 24 

Thinos Not Seen kor a Long Time .' 124 

Weather Department 139 

Young Men's Christian Association 82 



Assistniif Editors. 
H. M. CoNAWAv, Anna Pkaki. McVav, 

Cakkie a. Mathews, Dudley VV. Welch, 

C. E. Western ELT. 

Business Manager. 
Morris A. Henson. 

Assistant Managers. 
Chas. R. Schneider, Wesley B. Lawkenci- 

Strickland W. CiillilanI^. 


For this book, the first volume of the Athena, we make 
no apology. Every page may betray its hasty preparation 
and expose many mistakes. For these we ask the reader's in- 
dulgence, but for the book itself we offer no excuse. 

While it is to be a souvenir for the class of '92, it is pub- 
lished as well in the interests of the Ohio University, and its 
faculty, students and friends.. If, in this production, we shall 
assist in setting forth the merits of the O. U., our prime object 
shall be obtained. We hope, too, the Athena will be to the 
alumni a source of pleasing information ; to the faculty, a 
gratification ; to the students and patrons, a treasure. 

We are thankful for the generous support and assistance 
we have received. At almost every turn we were gratified 
with cordiality and interest in our effort, and especially gratify- 
ing was the substantial encouragement received from the 
faculty. During the absence of our artist. Miss Sowers and C. 
G. Mathews each furnished us some excellent drawings. To 
all who contributed or assisted us in any way, we express our 

Although our efforts were usually encouraged, yet we were 
sometimes disappointed. All our repeated, strenuous attempts 
to obtain Dr. Gordy's photograph proved unavailing. It seemed 
sometimes that s(Miie of our friends had experienced telepathy, 
for frcciuciitl)' tlicy repeated to tiie editor matter hidden (?) 
away for the Atiii:n.\. 

We have endeavored to set forth college life as it occurred 
during the year '9i-'2. If our attempts at wit and humor 
offend any. let it be said tliat we erred in our judgment of what 
is innocent amusement. 

The work is now before you ; read it for the good it con- 
tains and profit b\' its mistakes. 




1804, Jacob Lindley, A.M., D.D. 
1822, Rev. James Irvine, A.M. 
1824, Rev. Robert G. Wilson, D.D. 
1839, Rev. William H. McGuffey, D.D., LL.D. 
1848, Rev. Alfred Rvors, D.D. 
1852, Rev. Solomon Howard, D.D., LL.D. 
1872, Rev. William H. Scott, A.M., LL.D. 
1883, Charles W. Super, A.M., Ph.D. 





When men become champions of a new idea in politics 
or science, they publish a paper whose pages are devoted to 
the promulgating of their new idea. When, on the other 
hand, a body of men become zealous defenders of some new 
doctrine of religion or of education, a college is established in 
which are to be trained valiant defenders of the favorite creed. 
In Ohio, in the first decades of its history, several colleges 
were established by denominational zeal and philanthropic en- 
thusiasm. But the Ohio University, the first college in the 
Northwest Territory, was purposed to be for the young 
colonies of the territory what the French Academy is to 
French learning and culture. Its builders hoped that in it 
the acquisition of knowledge would be placed upon a more 
respectable footing than in any other place in the world. 
Manasseh Cutler, who wrote its charter, said : " I have 
consulted the charters of public seminaries in Europe and 
America, .... but none appear to me to accord with 
a plan so liberal and extensive as I think ought to be the con- 
stitution of this university." P>en the general government, 
a new thing in its history, made provisions for building 
and maintaining this institution ; so that in the new country 
beyond the mountains, a school, founded on right principles, 
before custom or prejudice could gather rubbish in its way, 
might grow up to be the center of learning and culture in the 
Western land ; and the new college soon reached the high place 
its planner had hoped. Manasseh Cutler was a practical edu- 
cator, of extensive and accurate scholarship, and of prophetic 
vision of the coming needs of the colonics. Of Rufus Putnam 

and his followers, who were the actual founders of the uni- 
versity, Kx President R. H. Hayes once said: "They were 
the best educated men the world ever knew." No wonder, 
then, that the college, organized under the direction and 
supervision of such men, soon became not only the center of 
culture and scholarship, but especially the fountain whence 
there flowed streams to nurture younger colleges which sprung 
up all around. Men trained in its halls have sat in the Gov 
ernor's chair, on the judge's bench, in legislative halls of State 
and nation ; have filled presidential and professorial chairs in 
State and denominational schools, and have stood in the most 
important pulpits of Methodist and Presbyterian and of other 

In " The Beginnings of Literary Culture in the Ohio Val- 
ley, "VV. H. Venable, LL.D., says: " Many of the graduates 
of the Ohio University rose to eminence in the professions of 
law and divinity ; but the college is peculiarly distinguished for 
the large number of noted educators it has sent, and is sending 
forth, annually, from its famous pedagogical department. 
Among the teachers who were taught at Athens may be men- 
tioned Dr. Daniel Read, who, at the time of his death, was 'the 
oldest college teacher in continuous service in the United 
States,' and whose professional services were enjoyed in turn 
by four State universities; Dr. Elisha Ballantyne, of Indiana, 
who devoted fifty years to teaching in university and college ; 
Dr. Lorenzo Dow McCabc, distinguished as clergyman, pro 
fessor and author ; Dr. James M. Safford, the geologist ; 
Hon. Chas. Sheldon Smart, school commissioner of Ohio in 
1874, and Dr. VVm. H. Scott, now president of the Ohio State 

Alumni of the Ohio University have filled the president's 
chair, also, in LaFayette College, Pa.; Ohio Universiiy and Rio 
Grande College, O.; State University, Bloomington, Ind., and 
Columbus, Mo.; Denver University, Denver, Col. They have 
also filled professorial chairs or principalship of preparatory 

departments in " The Wesleyan," Micldletown, Conn.; Alle- 
gheny College, and Washington and Jefferson College, I'enn.; 
in the Ohio and in the Ohio Wesleyan Universities, and Cin- 
cinnati Wesleyan, Ohio ; in the State Universities of Indiana, 
Wisconsin and Missouri; in Vanderbilt University, Tenn.; 
in Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, 111.; in Cornell and Coe 
Colleges, Iowa ; in the Ohio and in the Miami Medical Colleges, 
Cincinnati, O., and in the Methodist schools of Utah and 

These are to day prominent institutions. In early days, 
however, there were other prominent colleges, which to- 
day are either not so well known, or have been absorbed by or 
combined with other schools. Many of these, and others which 
are to day of modest pretensions, have been served profession- 
ally by graduates frcm the old Attic college. Indeed, the 
greatest service which the sons of Cutler's university have 
given their generation has been given often in these humbler 
positions, where they meet the sons of the farmer and of the 
mechanic, and of others who can not send their boys to the more 
pretentious schools, and inspire them with love of learning and 
truly noble ideals. Thus no one can estimate the value of the 
service rendered by devoted sons of a noble school to the 
students of Madison College and Beaver College, Penn.; Wil- 
mington, Del.; Beverly, Willoughby and Xenia, Ohio; of the 
Theological Seminaries of Prmce Edward, Va., and Louisville, 
Ky. ; in Augusta College, Ky.; of Baton Rouge College, La., 
and Jasper College, Texas ; of Valparaiso College, Union 
Christian College, Ridgeville College, Ind.; Eureka College, 
111.; Amity, Iowa, and College Mound. Mo. 

Alumni of the Ohio University have also left their impress 
on the public schools as teachers and principals in high schools, 
or as superintendents of education, in Athens, Chillicothe, 
Cleveland, Dayton, Eaton, Gallipolis, Georgetown, Jackson, 
Kenton, Lebanon, McArthur, Marion, Nelsonville, New Lex- 
ington, Ottawa, Pomeroy, Portsmouth, Shawnee, Springfield, 

Tolctlo, Wooster, Zanesvillc, and many otlicr towns and cities 
in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illi- 
nois and in other States. 

If we were to mention all the prominent places filled by 
alumni of the O U. in politics, in law and in the ministry, we 
should exceed the limits allotted. Suffice to say that through- 
out the Western country the great number of the eminent 
names which in early days were those of judges, and attorneys, 
and barristers, Presbyterian bishops and Methodist elders, are 
found also in the catalogues of the students of the Ohio Uni- 
versity. In more recent years it is the Methodist Church 
that has been more especiall}' served by the vigorous alumni 
ol this ' ' oldest institution. " While many of these are known far 
and near in the Church, yet two are of especial prominence ; 
and it would be no disparagement to the others if we mention, 
by name, these two^par iiobi/r fratruni —who preside o\er the 
publishing interests of their Church in Cincinnati, O.; one the 
superintendent of the Methodist Publishing House, Re\'. Earl 
Cranston, D D.; and the other the editor of the Western 
Christian Advocate, Rev. 1). H. Moore, D D. — both honored 
sons of the Ohio Universit\- 

We must keep in mind, howex'er, that the influence of a 
college is not limited to its alumni. Of twenty young people 
that begin the preparatory course of a college, not more than 
one will continue through the whole curriculum. In the 
smaller colleges of the Western States ten out of the twent}' 
depart with the second year, never to return. Nevertheless, 
those who have plodded through Caesar and pAiclid have ac- 
quired strength beyond their neighbors who have never gone 
to college or the academy ; and they exert greater influence on 
their associates and in their neighborhood. Who, then, can 
estimate the influence, as teachers and citizens for seventy five 
years, that the thousands who have matriculated at the Ohio 


University have exerted in behalf of education and humanity, 
learning and culture? 

The history of the college, thus very briefly sketched, was 
wrought under great difficulties. Unfavorable legislation for 
many years hindered it from competing with younger and 
better endowed rivals. For twelve years, however, the State 
has endeavored to make some reparation for the injury inflicted 
in the early years of the century, and by its yearly appropria- 
tions it has enabled the trustees to build up the different de- 
partments. The library is receiving hundreds of new volumes 
each year. The laboratories are thoroughly equipped for 
original research in all directions. New chairs are established, 
and the graduates of recent years are prepared to meet the 
greatest demands made on college graduates by this ambitious 
and progressive last decade of the nineteenth century. 



Charles W. Supeh (ex-officio) Athens 

(tov. William McKinley, Jr. (cx-officio) . Cohnnlius 

IIox. Horace Wilson C()lunil)us 1853 

IIox. J. E. Hanna AlcConnclsvillc . 1854 

CtEo. M. Woodbridge, Esq Bellairc 1880 

Hon. E. H. Moore Athens 1861 

Hon. Willia.m Waddle, M.D Chilhcothe 1864 

Hon. H. S. Bundy Wellston 1864 

Hon. Geo. W^. Boyce Cincinnati 1875 

Hon. Perry Wiles Zanesville 1882 

Hon. V. C. Eowry Lo^an 1885 

L. M. Jewett, Esq Athens 1887 

Earl Cranston, D.D .Cincinnati 1888 

David H. Moore, D.D Cincinnati .. . . . .1889 

Robert E. Hamblin Ponieioy 1890 

.SuPT. C. C. Davidson Alhance 1891 

Prof. A. Leue, Ph.D Cincinnati 1891 

Evan J Jones, Esq Athens 1892 

Li:ciEN J. Fenton, Es(.[ Winchester 1892 

Henry T. Brown, Esq Athens lN92 

|. V. Mokeland Cincinnati ... 1892 


Chas. W. Sui'K1{, President. 

L. .M. Jewett. l-^sq.. .Sccretar\- and Aiuhtc 

Hon. E. H. .Mooke. Treasnrer. 


In Memoriam. 

gliett ^ttne 1, 1891. 

f>tcb Slunust o, 1891. 

flicb |trt»lUttX*a !^, 189^. 

^n ^cxnotxatn. 


John Hancock was born February i8, 1825, in Clermont 
County, Ohio. He began his splendid career as an educator 
b}' teaching in district schools. But his talents were soon 
recognized, and promotion followed. He became principal 
of the intermediate schools of Cincinnati, a city that after- 
wards secured him as superintendent. In 1864 he became a 
soldier, enlisting in the hundred days' service, After the close 
of the war he again took up the work of teaching. At one 
time he was at the head of a commercial college. He after- 
ward spent twenty years of his life in superintending schools at 
Cincinnati, Dayton and Chillicothe. He was still engaged in 
this work when elected to the office of State School Com- 
missioner, in 1888; the duties of which office he was faithfully 
performing at the time of his death, which occurred June i, 
1891. He was a most highly honored and efficient member of 
the Board of I'rustees of the Ohio University, having been 
appointed \n 1877. In his death the Ohio University lost a 
true friend, and the nation one of its distinguished educators. 


Judge John Welch, who died August 5, 1891, was for 
forty-three years a member of the Board o^ Trustees of the 
Ohio University. His interest in the welfare of the college 
never flagged. He rejoiced in her recent prosperity, and was 
ever ready to give of his time and thought to advance her 
interests. His death was a great loss to the college and to the 
cause of education in general, and his membership on the 
Board of Trustees for so many years was an honor to the uni- 
versity. Judge Welch was born in 1805, on his father's farm 
in Harrison County, O. His early education was mainly 
acquired at the unpretending Franklin College, at New Athens, 
in his native county, where he took a partial course, and ow- 
ing to ill health and lack of means he abandoned his studies. 
He was twenty-six years old when he began the study 
of the law ; was admitted to practice in 1833, at the 
age of twenty eight, and soon had a lucrative and e.x- 
tensi\c practice in the courts of southeastern Ohio. In 
1846-7 he was a member of the Ohio Senate. In 185 1-2 a 
member of Congress from the old Eleventh Ohio District. In 
1862 he was elected to the Common Pleas bench, and while so 
serving was called to the bench of the Supreme Court of Ohio, 
on which he served thirteen years, retiring at the age of seventy- 
two, having been its Chief Justice twice. His opinions w hile on 
the Supreme bench are to be found in Vols. 15-26 of the Ohio 
State Report-s-, and will rank easily with those of Ranney, Thur- 
man and other distinguished jurists who have adorned that 
bench. These constitute the chief monument of Judge Welch's 
fame as lawyer and jurist. In 1887 he compiled " Welch's 
Index Digest" of the Ohio Decisions, a work of great benefit 
to the profession ; and the winter before his death he prepared 
a supplement to the same work, which was in press at the time 
of his death. In many respects Judge Welch was a remarkable 
man. His profession, the State and the community in which 
he li\cd suffered an irreparable loss in his death. 


Archiualu Green Brown was born April i6, 1798, and 
died at his residence in Athens, January 2, 1892, at the ad- 
vanced age of ahnost ninety-four years. He matriculated at 
the Ohio University when twenty years of age, and was one of 
the charter members of the Athenian Literary Society, founded 
in 1 8 19. He graduated with the class of '22, and taught for the 
three years following in the preparatory department of his 
Alma Mater. In the summer of 1825 he established the 
Athens Mirror, the first paper published in Athens County. 
The following thirteen years he held the office of County Re- 
corder and Justice of the Peace. He was admitted to the bar 
in 1834, and was made trustee of the university in 1841, a posi- 
tion he held with honor till his death. In 1850 he was elected 
member of the Constitutional Convention that framed the pres- 
ent Constitution of Ohio In the same year he was appointed 
Presiding Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, and held the 
office for several years. His connection with the college as 
student, alumnus, teacher and trustee extended over a period 
of seventy five years, his office of trustee alone covering a 
period of more than half a century. 


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VV. M. Stink (mas W. Supkk. A. D. Mokkim. 

II K CiiAi'iN. Willis Uouohton. 

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L. C. Hooper. W. F. Peirce. 

Kate Cranz. Eli Dunkle. Catherine Findi.ey. 

Caroline Sowers. Eva Norris 


Charles W. Super, A.M., Ph.D., '^'TlSgen,, 

President and Professor of Greek. 

Dafydd J. Evans, A.M., (Ohio university). 

Professor of Latin. 

William Hoover, A.M., PilD., (Wooster), 

Professor of Mathemaiics and Astronomy. 

John P. GoRTH', A.M., PflD., (Wesleyan, Leipsic), 
Professor of Psychology and Pedagogy. 

WiLIiER M. StINE. M.S., (Dickinson), 

Professor of Physics antl Chemistry 

*Ali;ro D. Morrill. A.M., M.S.. '''^jl^nr HopS"' 

Professor of Biology and Geology. 

HknrvE. Chafin. B.S.. '"^^^^^^'^'-^Zslf^pkins';'"'""^'^' 

Professor of Biology and (reology. 

tW'lLLLS BOL'GIITOX, A.M., (Michigan), 

Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature. 

C. Lauron Hoofer, Ph.B.. A.M., ^^''TonZ^Idrnl!""' 

Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature. 

William F. Peirce, A.M., (Amherst, comeii), 

Professor of Ethics and Economics. 
Resigned September, 1891. f Resigned August, 1891. 


Kate CkANZ, (BucIucI, Germany, Parisl, 

Instructor in German and French. 

Catherine A. FiNDLEV, (Boston school of oratory^, 
InsUuctor in Reading and Elocution. 

Eli DUNKLE, A.M.. lOhin university), 

Principal nf Preparatory Department. 

Caroline E. Lowers, ^Cleveland An school). 

Instructor in Drawing and Painting. 

E\A C. NoRRIS, (Boston Conservatory of Music), 
Instructor in Vocal Music. 

U. J. Evans, Secretary. 
Eli Dlnrle, Libraries. 

College Calendar. 

FALL TERM, 1891. 
September i — Fall Term began — Tuesda}^ morning. 
November 25 — Fall Term ended — Wednesday noon. 

November 30 — Winter Term began — Monday morning. 
January 8 — Local Oratorical Contest, 7:30 p.m. 
Februarn' 22 — Washington's Birthday — Monday. 
March ii — Winter Term ended — Friday. 

March 22 — Spring Term began — Tuesday morning. 

March 25 — Open Session of the Philomathean Literary 

Society, 7:30 p.m. 
March 26 — Open Session of the Athenian Literary Society, 

7:30 P.M. 

April i — Open Session of the Adelphian Literary So- 

ciety, 7:30 p.m. 
May 20 — Third annual Field Day. 

May 26 — Final Senior Examinations began. 

June 18 — University Address, at 8 p.m., by Dr. H. A. 

Cleaveland, of Indianapolis. 


June 19 — Annual Address, at 10:30 A.M., by G. Freder- 

ick Wright. D.D., LL.D., of Oberlin The- 
ological Seminary. 
Annual Sermon, at 7:30 p.m., by Rev. S. D. 
Hut.sinpiller, of Toledo. 

June 20 — Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees, 3 p.m. 

Athenian - Philomathean - Adelphian Contest, 

8 P.M. 

June 21 — Pedagogical Commencement, 9:30 A.M. 

Alumni Anniversary. 
June 22 — College Commencement, 9:30 A.M. 

Master's Oration, J. E. Kinnison. 

President's Reception, 8-1 1 p.m. 


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Motto : Better not be than not be a honey-bee. 
Colors : Cream ivhite and olive green. 
Class Yell: Rac-adac! Rae-a dae ! Rae-a-dac! 0! U! 
Vive la ! Vive la ! '92 ! 

F. W. Bush, ...... President. 

C. E. Westervelt, .... Vice-President. 

H. K. HoLCOMB, .... Sec'y and Treas. 

J. A. Shott, . .... Historian. 

C. R. Schneider, ...... Poet. 

Miss C. A. Mathiavs, ..... Prophet. 

M. A. Henson, . Orator. 


When the class of '92 returned from the summer vacation, 
about the first thing that attracted our attention was the fact 
that the class of '91 no longer strode the campus with their 
imposing gravity, neither had they taken the O. U. with 
them, but had left it standing upon the same historic spot. 
We possessed the field, seventeen in number, strong, alert, 
energetic, and ready to do another year of solid, heavy work. 

In fact, we were better qualified to do heavy work than 
any other class ever entrusted to the fostering care of our ven- 
erable college. We weighed about a ton and a half B is 

our heavy weight and has knocked out everything with as 


much case and indifference as one could well assume ; the only 
thing that ever seemed anxious for a second round with him 
was solid geometry. 

Among our ranks arc winners in all departments of college 
life. Two of our number have represented the college in the 
State oratorical contest. Higley, H. R., and Humphrey are 
our leading athletes. But more. It is our pleasant duty to 
proclaim the falsity of the report that our modest man 
" flunked " in the first term of the Terpsichorean Art. Reader, 
believe it not. 

Early in the year we began to consider how to distinguish 
ourselves. After several meetings, elections and re-elections, 
a board of editors was selected to prepare an annual, the 
first in the history of the college and a monument to the class 
of '92. 

We wish to be known as the class that attends to business 
before pleasure. Thus far the year has been characterized by 
the interest manifested in elective work ; but amid our work 
many social events were thrown. Especial praise is due Miss 
McVay for the entertainment we enjoyed at her plea.sant 
home. Our social tastes are varied. A few of us dance, some 
play whist, and most attend the " usual Thursday evening 
prayer-meeting. " 

During our college course we seldom all met together in 
the class-room. Scarcely had we become regular in our work, 
and all meeting together to contend for the recognition of the 
vast amount that we each knew, till each began to follow, to 
some extent, his own inclinations for special work, and again 
we were separated. 

Opposite the names of members of the class of '92 are re- 
corded commendable grades for the elective work offered in 
Greek, Hebrew. Roman history, mathematics, electricity, chem- 
istry and psychology. 

Although we are aware that we are the largest class ever 
let out from the O. U. at one time, and have recollections of 

many compliments from the professors upon the quaHty of our 
work, yet we do not feel that we have a divine commission to 
reconstruct the universe. We shall take our place in the es- 
tablished order of things, trusting that perseverance, ever 
applauded by the inspiration received in college, will secure to 
us such marks of distinction as will reflect credit upon the O. 
U. and the cause for which she was founded. 

Most of our work was made interesting to us, and often 
we reluctantly gave up one study in order to begin another 
Our Faculty seem to have been leading us through a garden 
filled with innumerable varieties of blooming flowers, tempting 
us with their rich perfumes. Fain we would have lingered to 
enjoy a single variety, but fashion forbade. We were per- 
mitted to pluck here and there only a few samples of choice 
varieties, perhaps feasting our eyes upon some rare species, and 
having no time to gather a single specimen, and then hurried 
on to complete our miscellaneous collection. Who, after 
graduation, will not long to return to pluck a gorgeous bouquet 
of a single variety ? 

The volume of our college history is soon to be closed. It 
matters not what the class historian records ; but each of us 
has written in that volume the events which are to serve as the 
groundwork of that which the next volume of our history 
shall contain. Let it be the duty of our future historian to 
record such things as will testify that in college we builded 
better than we knew. 




Fkedkkicr W. Bl'sh, McConnelsville, O.; Septcinbcr 3, 1868; 
6 ft., 3 in.; 2151b.; 1887; B.Ped.; J. T. J.; Athenian; 
College Quartette and Chorus; Athletics; Gym.; Athe- 
nian Pres. ; Orator at State Contest '91 ; Pres. of Class of 
'92; Republican; ; Lawyer. 

lloK.xcK M.wx CoNAW.w. Archcr, O ; April 2, i860; 5 ft.. 8 
in.; 126 lb.; 1891 ; A.B ; /i. 6. //. ; Athenian; M. M. C; 
Y. M.C. A.; Gym.; Athenian Pres.; District Convention 
Beta Theta Pi; State Delegate to Y. M. C A.; Athena; 
attended O. W. U. '84, Scio College '86 '88 ; Prohibition- 
ist ; Methodist Episcopal ; minister. 

Gi-.OKCK Pakkek Ginn, Athens, O.; January 4, 1868; 5 ft , 11 
in.; 145 lb.; 1888; B. S.; Ph B ; J T. J.: Philomathean ; 
Gym.; Athletics; Baseball; Philo Pres.; Republican; 
; Lawyer. 

Morris A. Hen.sox, Jackson, O.; February 11, 1864; 5 ft. 
8-X in.; 1541b; 1888; B.Ped.; /i.e. II.; Athenian; Y 
M. C. A.; Gym.; Athletics; Athenian Pres ; Y. M. C. A 
Pres.; Pres. Oratorical Association; Orator Philo- Athe 
nian-Adelphia Contest '91 ; Class Orator ; Current; Dele 
gate National Convention Beta Theta Pi ; Business Manager 
of Athena; Independent; Methodist P^piscopal ; Teacher. 

Bri:w.sti:k Owen Hk.i.i-a, Rutland. O ; January 24, 1859; ^ 
ft., 4 in.; 185 lb.; 1887; Ph.B.; J. 7'. J.,- Philomathean; 
M. M C; (iym.; Philo Pres., V. Pres., Censor, Rec. 
Sec, Treas ; Republican; Disciple; Teacher. 


Homer Ransom Higley, Rutland. O.; September 3, 1865; 
5 ft., 10 in.; 1721b.; 1888; B. S; J. T.J; Philomathean ; 
Athletics; Gym.; College Quartette ; Bass-ball; Delegate 
to Delta Tau Delta Convention; Philo Pres. ; Pres. Gym.; 
Field Day Honors in Boxing and Hurdle Race; Current; 
Republican ; Presbyterian ; Teacher. 

How.ARD K. HoLcoMB, Sayre, O.; August 14, 1868; 5 ft., 10 
in.; 1401b.; 1888; B.Ph.; Philomathean; Sec. Class '92; 
Philo Pres.; Essayist Philo Athenian-Adelphia Contest 
'91; Independent; ; . 

Shepard S. Humphrey, Coolville, O.; August i, 1869; 6 ft.; 
150 lb.; 1889; A.B.; B. S. /7.; Athenian; Athletics; 
G>m.; Y. M. C. A.; Athenian Pres.; Pres. Gym.; Pres. 
Athletics ; Delegate to National and District Conventions 
Beta Theta Pi; Cor. Sec. Y. M. C. A.; Delegate State 
Oratorical Association ; Field Day Honors on Bars ; Pro- 
hibitionist ; Methodist Dpiscopal ; . 

We.'^ley Boyd Lawrence, Athens, O. ; August 6, 1868; 5 ft., 
loin.; 1301b.; 1888; A.B.; H. 6. U.; Philomathean; Y. 
M. C. A.; Current; Athena; Debater Philo-Athenian 
Contest ; Prohibitionist ; Methodist Episcopal ; Insurance 

Carrie Alta Mathews, Athens, O.; September 7, 1868; 5 
ft. 5 in.; 1 10 lb.; 1888; A.B.; 77. B. 0.; Adelphia ; Cw- 
rcnt ; Athena ; Athenian Censor ; Adelphia Pres. and 
Censor ; Orator Philo-Athenian-Adelphia Contest '91 ; 
Class Prophet; Adelphia Orator, Local Contest '92; 
Delegate to State Oratorical Association "92 ; Prohibition- 
ist ; Methodist Episcopal ; Teacher. 

Anna Pearl McVay, Athens. O.; November 12, 1871 ; 5 ft., 
7 in.; 1301b.; 1887 ; B.A.; Athenian; King's Daughters; 
Y. W. C. T. U.; Athenian Pres., Sec, Censor; Delegate 
to State Oratorical Association; Essayist Philo-Athenian 


Contest '90; Orator at State Contest '92; Athena; Re- 
publican ; Presbyterian ; Teacher. 

Charles Raymond Schneider, Porter\'ille, O.; October 9, 
1867; 5 ft., 8i/< in.; 148 lb.; 1888; Ph.B.; B.Ped.; 
J. T. J.; Philomathean ;. Gym.; Athletics; Phllo Pres. 
and Censor ; Pres. Oratorical Association ; Pres. Athlet- 
ics ; Pres. Gym.; Debater Philo-Athenian-Adelphia Con- 
test '91; Current; Athena; Class Poet; Democratic; 
; Lawyer. 

John Abraham Shott, Sandy ville, O.; July 23, 1864; 5 ft., 
10 in.; 145 lb.; J. 7". J.; B.Ph.; B.Ped.; Philomathean; 
Philo Pres and Censor ; Editor-in Chief of Athena ; Dele- 
gate to National and District Conventions Delta Tau Delta ; 
Class Historian ; Correspondent for Ohio State Journal ; 
Republican ; Evangelical Lutheran ; Teacher. 

John Edwin Snow, Athens, O.; April 4. 1866; 5 ft., 10 in.; 
158 lb.; 1886; B.S.; B.Ph,; Athenan ; Treas. Oratorical 
Association ; Athenian Pres. and Sec; Republican ; Meth- 
odist Episcopal ; Teacher. 

CoRiNNE Elizabeth Super, Athens, O.; July 31, 1869; 5 ft., 
2 in.; 1051b.; 1887; //. U. (!>.; B.Ph. ; Adelphia ; King's 
Daughters; Y. VV. C. T. U.; Philo Sec; Charter Member 
Adelphia; Adelphia Pres. and Critic ; Current; Delegate 
to National Convention Pi Beta Phi ; Republican ; Meth- 
odist P^piscopal ; (?). 

Dudley Woodbridge Welch, Athens, O.; December 6, 1872; 
5 ft., 7 in ; 136 lb.; 1885; </». J. S.; A.B.; Philomathean ; 
Gym.; Athietics; Baseball; Foot-ball; Tennis; College 
Quartette ; Delegate to Phi Delta Theta Convention ; 
Capt. Base-ball ; Athena; attended St. Paul's School, Gar- 
den City, L. L, '90-'9i ; Republican ; Episcopalian ; M.D. 


Charles Ephraim Westervelt, Athens, O.; October 24, 1871 ; 
5 ft., 8 in.; 1361b.; 1888; 118. H.; A.B.; B.Ped.; Philo- 
mathean ; Y. M. C. A.; Philo. Pres ; Sec. Oratorical As- 
sociation; Class V.-Pres.; Athena; Philo Orator Local 
Contest '92 ; Delegate to District Convention Beta Theta 
Pi ; Republican ; Methodist Episcopal ; Lawyer. 

Totals. — Athenians, 6; Philomatheans. 9; Adelphians, 2; Beta 
Theta Pi, 5; Delta Tau Delta, 6; Phi Delta Theta, i ; Pi 
Beta Phi, 2; A.B.. 7; Ph.B., 7; B.S.. 3; B.Ped, 5. 
Heights: Total, 98 ft.; average, 5 ft. , 9 in. Weights: 
Total. 2,485 lb.; average, 1461b. Republicans, 10; Demo- 
crats, I ; Prohibitionists, 4 ; Independents, 2 ; Methodist 
Episcopals, 8 ; Presbyterians, 2 ; Disciple, i ; Lutheran, 
i; Teachers, 7; Ministers, i; Lawyers, 4 ; M. D. , i; In- 
surance Agent, I. 


Mr. RoHERTS returned to Colleg-e and entered the Senior Class after 
the Athena liad <ione to press. 


Frank Hurd Roberts, Mt. Vernon, O.; April i, 1867; 5 ft., lO:^ 
in.; 1451b.; 1SS6; B. Ph.; B. Pod.; Philoinathean; Philo. Pres. 
and Censor; Business Manager Current; Athletics; Republi- 
can; Methodist Episcopal; Teacher. 




The end at last I About to graduate I 1 

Blest time, the fondest hope of many years ! | 

And such years, too ; how bright they were witli dreams ■ 

And visions of a full prophetic day, .; 

When with the honored of the land w e'd walk J, 

The pleasant ways of life and gain renown. '' 

Nor only this ; but we would give to men j 

Great truths to guide them through the darker ways, ; 

And drive away their gloom ; in after years, | 

Men, struggling with severest storms of state, \ 

Or seeking to avert some mighty sway ' 

Of passion that pursues its headlong course , 

In fiery rage, as does old Phoebus fierce ( 

From continent to continent around < 

The globe would see in mists of fading time ] 

The brilliant records of ourselves, and read A 
The true solution of their woes therein ; 
Then Gratitude would rear tall monuments 
Above our bones to serve as guides to those 

Who thence should live. Such were our early hopes. ' 

How have those thoughts endured? Have we foregone 

Those grand anticipations of our f ouih ? 

In part we have. We chased the ^rainbow long 

To reach the golden treasure at its; 

And oft we found upon our rugged way 

Such precious gems as recompensed our toil. 

Acquiring much experience meanwhile, 

We learned to live for each day and its prize. 

•And now, within the boundless fields of thought. 

Intently watching for the gleams of truth. 

With threescore years of active life ahead, 

Why should we fail in the discovery 

Of more than we had ever hoped to find 

Before we started on our pilgrimage ? 

O you of scanter years than you will be 

Ere you may quit these classic walls, 
From study free, 

To answer to your country's calls. 
List while we sing the pride and vanity 
That fills the student in his younger days. 
Released from error's ban, 
Assume the man, 
And dream no more, nor play those idle plays. 

We know your fondest hopes, 
But vain amliition copes 
With sterner things in life 

Than you have ever yet conceived. 
The visions now so rife 
May never be believed. 
They may, indeed, your beacons he 

To light your bark through channels dark. 
But know your craft can never breast the sea. 

In peaceful waters learn to ply the oar. 
When you your brawn and brain 
Still further wish to train, 

Acquire dexterity upon the wave; 
To test your strength, the rolling liillows lirave, 
Abandoning the shore. 

Do, then, each day the work within your power. 
Should Vanity e'er frown upon your art. 
Obey her not, but keej) a steadfast heart. 
Success is yours when you have reached the hour. 


CL^^SS Oin '93. 

Motto : Not in if, but outside. 

Colors: Scarlet. 

Ykll : RaJi! Rah! Ree! Don' t you see ! '93! 


Come, gentle Clio, long unused to lyric strings, 
Come, wake Mantua's willowed harp again ; 
And let us feel the throbbing pulse and pain 
That mark some moving in the soul of things. 
Vea, sing until the deep-tombed past re-brings 
The sounding echo, leaves her spirit dreams, 
And wakes and lives again. Sing thou of themes 
Round which supernal beauty ever clings ; 
Of schemes all Tartarus could not explore. 
And proudly now, O Muse, thy numbers flow 
While the review moves on. 'Tis sweet to know 
That themes of thine are safe forevermore : 
Thy oracles ne'er feel Time's cruel wand ; 
The waitit g ages still must und- rstand. 

To celebrate the class of '93 :— 

Such be thy task, O Muse; but swift explain 

That though we fear dire wrath may us l)efall. 

We shall not mention many names at all. 

For what, kind reader, could we rhyme with Kirkcndal 

Unless we go so far as ])ut it " shirk it all '" ? 

Or what do you think would concord witli .Matheny ? 

Would you put it in " spoony," or venture on " greeny 
Of incommensurable names 'tis plain, 

A score would lame the wildest Muse, and me. 


There's a place that must be mentioned, for we fear 
to pass it by : 
'Tis where men and spooks are pards in raising 
hair ; 
'Tis where poets raise the d 1, and where man- 
kind's growing longer. 
And at midnight stoves come rolHng down the 
You may use words hyper])olic 'bout the giant rams 
That will deluge things like Moses' magic wand ; 
But for everything that's gamey, and for get-there-all- 
'Tis the Junior with his "drop " a tout /r iinvidc. 

Now please sing. Muse, awhile 
Our soft pangs to beguile, 

In a metapoetical "go it," 
'Bout our pugnacious man 
Who must rhyme (if he can), 

But "would rather be Fighter than Poet. 

There's a feeling of dismay, 

And a wish for far away, 
That comes over all the Freshies and the Sophs ; 

And the Seniors feel so weary, 

When we brag of Mr. B : 

And they mourn that they were made of fragile stuffs 

There is one thing at the O. U. 

Which we now intend to show you, 
It were better far that you should never do, sir ; 

When you're feeling rather frisky, 

\'ou will find it more than risky. 
If you monkey with the mighty Junior bruiser. 

Again our wand'ring strain were aptly changed ; 
. And sweeter, oh ! far sweeter be my song : 
The figures of our ]iicture must lie ranged 

For which this prosy background's brought along. 


For ail has taught and can not far l/e wrong, 
A gem when lowly set's not worse to see ; 

That music 'mid wild discord, has a sweeter tongue. 
Whom do I celebrate ? you ask of me. 
Our gems, the ladies of the class of '93. 


And now one mystic word remains unsaid, 
The word of parting which we linger o'er ; 

That word of words, which ever wakes the dread 
That sadly parting we may meet no more. 
And God forbid, though thoughtless e'er before, 

That we should breathe that word without a sigh : 

Then tenderly and hopefully, good-by. 


CL^^SS OIF '93. 


E. A. Tinker, . 
John C. Pickktt, 
Grace Grosvenor, 
Clyde F. Beery, . 
C G. Mathews, 









Bargus, Alvin D., 
Beery, Clyde F., 
BiDDLE, David, . 
Cotton, Albertu.s, 
Elliott, George A., 
GiNN, John W., 
Grosvenor. Grace, . 
McPherson, William B., 
McVay, Bertha W., 
Mardis, Samuel K., 
Matheny, Edward L.. 
Mathews. Charles G.. 
ScHOFiELD, Frank C, 
Stalder, Harry, 
Tinker, Elisha A., 
Walker, Lon C, 

Collins, O. 
North Berne, O. 
Fisher's, O. 
Lee. O. 

Sharpsburgh, O. 
Athens, O. 
Athens, O. 
Jasper, O. 
Athens, O. 
Gnadenhutten, O. 
Tupper's Plains, O 
Athens, O. 
Denver, Colo. 
Athens, O. 
Austin, O. 
New Madison. O. 



CHiJ^SS OIF '94. 

Motto: ''Fortune Favors Fools ^ 
Colors : * Orange and Black. 
Yell : Rick-a-ta-Rack ! Orange and Black ! 
Booni-ta-7'a-da ! Roar ! 
Hi-ke-te ! Yi-ke-te ! Rixy-rack ! 
Vive- la ! Alma ! '94 ! 


Once upon a midnight dreary, as we gathered, weak and weary, 
In our hidden room, discussing honor of the Sophomore — 

Honor, fluent, flavored, flashing — suddenly there came a crashing, 
As of water wildly dashing, splashing in upon our floor. 

•' Ho, thou Preplet ! " quoth the Fighter, "go, I warn thee, from our door. 
And do thou return no more." 

While we were our schemes devising, Preplet calibre despising. 
Suddenly the Poet, rising, bowed so low, and gained the floor. 

In the silence, only broken by her words, so aptly spoken. 
Told she how those copied essays and the ponies we abhor; 
liut in science, classics, arts and social chats we stand afore, 
And will do it evermore. 

Office famed, the highest grades, and loving smiles from youth and maids, 
Gifts of trust — these won and more ; 'twas part of poem she read o'er. 

All was writ in perfect meter, poem sweet, but Poet sweeter. 
C'lustered round in turn we greet her (for our Poet we adore*. 
Hold with pleasure such a treasure as thy honor. Sophomore. 
It will pride thee evermore. 

'■■ Adopted. 


Quoth our Prophet, l)old, unfearing, far into the future peering: 
" List, ye coming Scribbler, Plougher, Prof., or Pedagogue of Lore, 
When your locks are white and hoary, in liroad realms, like fact and story. 
Foremost honor, well-earned glory, fame, renown — all these, and more- 
Follow fast and follow faster, pile on pile, heaped o'er and o'er, 
Will adorn you evermore." 

Now we scraps of ribbon follow ; choose as best the black and yellow ; 

Minor things we now consider: then adjourn -the meeting's o'er. — 
We have gleaned as we were al)le ; gleaned the grain of fact so stal^le ; 

Gleaned from every passing fal)le ; gleaned through chronicle and lore ; 

Till a harvest rich we gathered — missing sheaves we, sad, deplore, 
For they're lo>t forevermore. 


A simple little Freshman, with a dimple in 

his chin. 
Sat a-iliinl<ing and a thinking, not of things 

tliat might have been. 
Put of bliss still in the future, in that 

happy, far-oft' time, 
When no more he'd lie a Freshman, but a 

Sophomore sublime. 

A meditative Junior searched amid his 

thoughts profound. 
Put in vain he sought a premise that would 
make his logic sound. 
And he thought with wistful sadness of the jolly Sophomores, 
Who conclude w ilhout a jiremise, whom no logic ever bores. 

And a Senior, grave and learned, who had laid his books aside, 
Stood upon the heights of glory in a mood for suicide ; 
And he murmured in despair: " Could it really once have been 
That I, a Sojihomore, these worthless honors tried to win?" 

And these gay and happy Sophs, too, so envied by the rest. 
If asked in future worlds to choose the lot that seemed the best. 
Would each one answer boldly : " Oh, make me crerniort- 
That prince among Iiis fcllcnvs--a jolly Sophomon- ! ''' 

— Carrie Schwefel. 


CL^^SS OIF '94. 

I. M. Foster, .... 

W. M. Evans, .... 
Mary Brown, .... 
W. M Evans, .... 
I. M. Foster, .... 

Carrie Shwefel, 
J. H. Wester velt, 


Adcock, Franklin, . 
Atkinson, John Hampton, . 
Baker. Emmett E., . 
Brown, Fannie B., 
Brown, Mary E , 
Cable, Eugene W., 
Day. Elza A., . 
Evans, William M., . 
Foster, Israel M., . 
Haning. Harley H., 
Hyde, William H., . 
Norton, Sara Alberta, 
Pickett, John C, . 
Ryan, Ellen Jane, 
ScHWEFEL, Carrie, 
Westervelt, Jas. Howard, . 
WoLFORD, Howard A., . 









Webb Summit, O. 
Nelsonville, O. 
Athens, O. 
Athens, O. 
Amesville, O. 
Nelsonville, O. 
Elizabeth, W. Va. 
Athens, O. 
Athens, O 
Downington, O. 
Collins, O. 
Athens, O. 
Glen Ebon, O. 
Athens, O. 
Athens, O. 
Athens, O. 
Frazcysburgh, O. 

OL^^SS OIE^ '95. 

M OT TO . Noiv is the time for action. 
Colors : Pink and Silver Gray. 
Yells: Zip! Rah! Rah! 

Boom ! Sis ! Boom ! 

Who's alive f '95 // 


The history of Ninety-five must necessarily be very incom- 
plete, as our mind fails to recall events that happened prior to 
that time. Somehow and in some way the Father omnipotent 
called us together, but we never came from the "verdant" 
ranks of " prepdom." We acknowledge being Freshmen, but 
here we draw the line, and we are not as green as Freshmen 
usually "grow," either. No fragrance of " new-mown " hay 
lingers around us or encircles us with its halo, nor do 
" gourds " grow when we plant the seed. 

Doffing our modesty, we proclaim ourselves the wisdom 
and strength of the institution ; in fact, if it were not for us 
" Sheriff's Sale " would be tacked over the door of the Univer- 
sity, and some of the Faculty would be compelled to turn up 
their toes to the daisies for the want of a "job." 

Several of the Sophs are wanting back into our ranks, 
judging b)- the way they eye our colors, and from the grades 
they received at the close of last term ; l)ut we began the year 
determined not to bring any disgrace upon oursehes, so it is 
too late to mention it now. 

In defense of our colors we have come off more than vic- 
torious. One great burly Ninety-four, after shaking his head 
and prancing around like a " four-footed pugilist" in a Mexican 
prize-ring, sailed into our sergeant-at-arms, but when the smoke 
cleared away the aforesaid Soph came forth wearing an ' ' obit- 
uary" notice over his left optic. 

But we must turn to something of more worthy mention. 
We came out of first term's work with flying colors, demon- 
strating to those who had just preceded us that we were of the 
right mettle. After enjoying the holidays, the second term's 
work was begun with our usual vigor, and we found that Latin 
and solid geometry had no terrors for us, though some came 
so close the brink in algebra that it almost gave us the horrors, 
yet all passed the "distance pole" in safety, and here we are 
on the last " mile heat." 

And now our sun is fast setting. Soon we must clear the 
track for the )ieiv Freshmen. Let us leave them an example 
worthy of imitation, and let Ninety-five continue the good 
work begun, and it will redound to her honor, and to the last- 
ing credit of her Alma Mater. 



'Tis sweet to leave this realm of earthy things, 
And on fair Fancy's pinions hence to soar; 

'Tis sweet to mount on Hope's elastic wings, 

And seek, unhindered, blest Utopia's shore ; 
\'et sweeter far to know that Victory clings 

To those who court hev less, and court Worth more. 

We io\e to hear the bard's inspiring chant, 
To waich men chasing bubbles o'er life's sea ; 

We love ideals ; for they oft implant 

In man the spirit (jod wished there to be; 

But dearer, grander, free from trace of cant. 
Is life itself: strong, real, nolde, free. 

'Tis thus we face the world willi minds sin ere, 

Giving both reals and ideals a place 
In character's formation ; and we fear 

No obstacle but self-imposed disgrace. 
And, if we thus comport ourselves while here, 

Success to us is sure in life's short race. 

Tliree moi'e short years of clieerful, earnest toil, 
And w^e must droji from this our happ}' sphere, 

To tread another world, of grosser soil. 

Where few things culled from books bring hope or cheer 

Wliere, with a ruthless hand, cold facts despoil 
Vain theories we loved tf) form while here. 

Then on with minds and soul> undaunted, bold, 
We strive, with steadfast ])urpose, serious aim, 

Til lift our minds from ignoiance, dark and cold, 
To light and warmth ; lo gain an honored fame; 

And, as our powers wiili ikiIlmiI grace unfold. 
To claim increasing growtli. for aye the same. 



U. M. McCaughev, . 



. Vice-President. 

J. Chase Dowd, .... 


A. A. A. HiGGiNS, 

. Treasurer. 

Levi B. Moore, . . . . . 


S. W. GiLLlLAN, .... 

. Poet. 

H. O. DUTTEK, .... 


CLASS OF '95. 

John H. Atkinson, .... 

. Nelsoiiville, O. 

Henkv G. Bartlett, . . . . 

New Plymouth, 0. 

Walter J. Bothwell, 

. McArthur, 0. 

George W. Brown, ... 

Piketon, 0. 

William P. Collier, 

. W^lieeling, W. Va. 

J. Chase Down, . . . . . 

McArthur, O. 


. Freedom, 0. 

Strickland W. Gillilan, . 

Jackson, 0. 

Amy Herrold 

. Athens, 0. 

Annette A. A. Higgins, 

Athens, 0. 

Elizal-etii H. Higgins, . 

Athens, 0. 

Perlev Bovu Lawrence, 

Athens 0. 

Della Le Favor, .... 

. Athens, 0. 

Zenia E. LeFavoh, . . . . 

Athens, 0. 

LTlysses M. McCaughev, 

. Triadelphia, 0. 

Llewellyn U. McGinley, . 

North Liberty, O. 

Levi B. Moore, .... 

. Piketon, 0. 

Margaret O'Connor, . . . . 

Armadale, 0. 

Ethel Pearl I ickering. 

. Athens, 0. 

Minnie O. Roach, . . . . 

Athens, 0. 

Ralph C. Super, .... 

. Athens, 0. 

Annette Weiiir, . . . . . 

Athens, O. 

Preparatory Department. 


The l're]i, sad, in liis sancluni sal, 

And his head was on his hand. 
And he sighed and said: "Oh ! would I ihat 

I had reached that happy land 
Which now the reverend Senior treads 

With looks sublime and meek ; 
And well he may, for never more 

Will he tr.)ul)le his hrain with Creek. 
No more will he worry for fear he won t pass ; 

That day now forever is gone ; 
His grade he's obtained, and he now rests liis brain. 

And his pony is turned out to grass. 
Oh ! happy the man who thus leads the van, 

His Prep days gone by for e'ermore. 
There's hut one step from this to the regions of bliss, 

Where "they sing on the ever-green shore." 

But cheer up, ye Preps, and take heart from my song. 

The days of our Prepdom will not now be long; 

And in the near future we'll reach, spite of fate. 

Thai grandest of all — liie grave Senior'.-, stale. 

And when we have reached it, we'll stand on the shore, 

Looking back at these days, that w^ill tiien be no more — 

The ponies we rode, and the water we threw, 

And could we retrace, oh! Iiow grandly we'd do. 

But there's no time like this. And there's no place so strons. 

But, by battling quite hard, wc can win before long. 

And when wc are Seniors, so monstrous in size, 

All the [leople will wonder and open their eyes; 


And they'll say to each other : '• What beings are those ? 
And how came they here? Is there any one knows? " 
Then the others will say of thfeir own sweet accord : 
They're the wise men of earth, the esteemed of the Lord.' 

Thus musing in dreamland, the sad Prep sat lone 
And then he arose and retired with this sun<r : 

When I obtain my old sheep's-skin, 

No more I'll pony my Latin, 

Nor room ' toward Pittsburg ' in East Wing : 

I'll be a Senior great and grim. 

And with the ladies I will go 
To every dance and every show ; 
And there'll be little I don't know, 
When I possess my old sheep's-skin." 

an read my title clear." 


Preparatory Department. 

Third Year. 


Atkinson, Charlks W. 
Bayer, Emma L. 
Bebout, James. 
BiDDLE, John S. 
Carpenter, Lizzie H. 
Clester, Carrie May. 
CoRNWELL, David B. 
Crecelius, William A. 
Dailey, William B. 
De Camp, George. 
Falloox, Jessie B. 
Frank. Blanche. 
Garster, Ada.m Newton. 
GiNN, Fred. 
Goold, Catherini: B. 
Hir.GiNs, ELiZAiiirni H. 
H^^Il'lIRI•:^ , Li;\\i.s. 

Johnson, Arthur C. 
Johnson, Myrtle. 
Marshall, Iona. 
McFarland, Thomas A. 
Morse, Bert E. 
Murphy, Clarence W. 
Nash, Frederick W'. 
O'Bleness, Harry. 
O'Connor, Savdee F. 


Thomas, David H. 
Walsh, Lili.ii:. 
Walsh, Margaret. 
W^iLLiAMs, Stella. 
Wilson, Hiram Roy. 
Winters, Barnett E. 
Young, Thomas Lee. 

Adair. Eva R. 
Bauer, George C. 

BeNNET'J-, (il I.BERT. 

Second Yi:ar 

Brown, Elizabeth Ina., Gertrude. 

C\Ri!\r(.ii, M\(;(;iE. 

D.\YIS, l^E.\iRICi:. 


Drake, Luvisa. 
eversole, mollie b. 
Gillette, Nita E. 
GiLLiLAN, John D. 
GuNioN, Walter E. 
Haning, Herbert. 
Hewitt, Murra. 
Hewitt, Phosa. 
HoBsoN, Estelle R. 
Hull, Myrtle. 
Hayes, Almonte D. 
KooNs, Leo W. 
KooNS, Stella I. 
Lane, Corneliu.s J. 
Lewis, Mary A. 
Le Favor, Manning. 
Leslie, R. Frank. 
Moore, Ella G. 
Morgan, Ida M. 
Needham, Philip G. 
Nunemaker, Joskph p. 

Ogan, Charles A. 
Osborne, Addison Pratt. 
Patterson, Alice Gertrude. 
Primrose, Blanche. 
Rink, Alp.ekt. 
Roach, Sara M. 
Robinson, John H. 
Robinson, John O. 
Robinson, Joseph F. 
rop.inson, \v. d. 
Roberts, Orliff C. 
Shepard, Cassius M. 
Sims, Cora B. 
Steele, Clara. 
Stephenson, Joilette B. 
TuLLis, Don Delano. 
Weethee, Lucy. 
Welch, Thomas C. 
White, Hattie. 
Williams, Mary M. 
WooDARi), James W. 

First Year. 

Anthony, Allan D. 
Arganbright, Charles. 
Atkins, Charles W. 
Bennett, Charles W. 
Bean, Josie E. 
Carleton, Wm. L. 
Carr, James D. 
cuckler, w. b. 
Dew, Per ley L. 
Dixon, Clinton F. 
Downey, Wilbur. 
Foster, Fred. 

Foster, Ellis B. 
Foster, Lella. 
Garber, Neva. 
GooLD, Edward B. 
Graham, Herbert W. 
Hill, Linna. 
HixoN, George W. 
Hooper, Dollie. 
Hooper, Harry. 
Hoover, Bertha Blanche. 
Kennard, Lizzie. 
Kennard, Minnie. 

Mathknv, Alonzo C. 
MoREHEAD. Mary E. 
Morgan, Elizaheth. 
Morgan, Kinsi.kv M. 


MowM, John W. 
NoKRis, William K. 
Norton, J. Augustus. 
Pickett, James E. 
PosTON, Dow L. 
RiZER. Richard. 
Roberts, Louise. 
Roberts. John E. 
Rose, George W. 

Sands, Joshua R. 
Sheeeield, John. 
.Sims, Amanda. 
Snyder, Parker L. 
.Stage, Albert L. 
True, Elfie. 
Warden, Ella. 
White, Clarence R. 
White, Earl. 
Wolfe, Minnie F. 
Wood. Mary. 
Woodyard, John B. 
Young, Augusta. 


Berkstresser, Cora. 
Berkstresser, Myrtine. 
Bro\yn, Bertha B. 
Con AWAY, Ruth. 

Hoffman, Dora. 
PosTON, Grace. 
Weihr, Amy. 
Wolgamott, Hattie L. 







Founded July 4, 1839. 
























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Cram ma Washington-Jefferson College. 

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873 Alpha Tail University of Wisconsin. 

873 Rho Northwestern University. 

873 Beta Gamma Rutgers College. 

874 Alpha Sigma Dickinson College. 

874 Beta Delta Cornell University. 

875 Sigma Stevens Institute of Technology. 

875 Beta Zeta St. Lawrence University. 

876 Upsilon Boston University. 

878 Alpha Chi Johns Hopkins University. 

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886 Alpha Tau University of Nebraska, 

887 Alpha Upsilon Pennsylvania State College. 

888 Alpha Zeta University of Denver. 

888 Beta Epsilon University of Syracuse. 

889 Alpha Omega Dartmouth College. 

890 Beta Pi •. University of Minnesota. 

890 Beta Nu University of Cincinnati. 

890 Mu Epsilon Wesleyan University. 

890 Zeta Phi University of Missouri. 

890 Beta Chi Lehigh University. 

891 Phi Chi Yale University. 



Established 1841. 

H. M. CoxAWAv, A.H. W. H. Lawrence, A.R. 

M. A. Henson, B.Pii. S. S. Humphkkv, A.B. 

CuAs. E. Westervei.t, A.B. 

G. A. Elliott, A.l^. H. G. Staldek, B.Ph. 

E. E. Barer, B.Ph. J. H. We.stervelt, A.B. 

\V. P. Collier, A.B. J. C. Dowd. B.Ph. 

P. B. Lawrence, B.Ph. 

Lewis Hlmpiirev, A.l^. D. H. TiiOiViA.s, B.Ph. 

B. E. Winters, B.Ph. W. E. Glnion, B.Ph. 

Fratres in Urbc. 
'61. L; M. Jewett, Beta Kappa. 
'62. J. J^. Clayton, Beta Kappa. 
'69. Rev. H. B. Wester\el'1', Theta. 
'j-j. Eli Dlnkle, Beta Kappa. 

J. D. Brown, Beta Kappa. 

Augustus Norton, Beta Kappa. 
'91. W. A. Westervelt, Beta Kappa. 

Fratres in Facilitate. 
'JJ. Eli Dunkle, Beta Kappa. 
Willis Boughton, Lamhda. 


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Founded, Bethany College, i860. 

Colors: Royal Purple, Old Gold, White. 



ggt^^ Ohio University, Athens, O. 

Delta University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Epsilon • • Albion College, Albion, Mich. 

/eta Adelbert College, Cleveland, O. 

Eta Buchtel College, Akron, O. 

Xheta Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va. 

Iota Michigan Agricultural College, Lansing, Mich. 

Kappa Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich. 

•^ly^ Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, O. 

Phi Hanover College, Hanover, Ind. 

Chi Kenyon College, Gambier, O. 

Psi University of Wooster, Wooster, O. 

Beta Alpha Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 

Beta Beta De Pauw University, Greencastle, Ind. 

Beta Zeta Butler University, Irvington. Ind. 


A.lpha Vanderbilt Ihiiversity, Nashville, Tenn. 

Pi University of Mississippi, University, Miss. 

Beta Delta University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 

Beta Epsilon Emory College, Oxford, Ga. 

Beta Theta University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 

Beta Xi Tulane University, New Orleans, La. 



Alpha Allegheny College, Meadville, I'a. 

Gamma Washington and Jefterson College, Washington, Pa. 

Nu Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. 

Rho Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J. 

Tail Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. 

Upsilon Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. 

Beta Alpha Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

Beta Mu Tufts College, Somerville, Mass. 

Beta Nu Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass. 

Beta Sigma Boston University, Mass. 

Beta Omicron Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Sigma Williams College, Williams, Mass. 


Omicron University of Iowa, Iowa City, la. 

Xi Simpson College, Indianola, la. 

Omega Iowa State College, Des Moines, la.' 

Beta Eta University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Beta Kappa University of Colorado, Boulder, Col. 


New N'ork Alumni Association New York. 

Chicago AlumuL Association Chicago, 111. 

Nashville Alumni Association Nashville, Tenn. 

Twin City Alumni Association Minneapolis, Minn. 

Pittsburg Alumni Association Pittsburg, Pa. 

Nebraska Alumni Association Lincoln, Neb. 

Cleveland Alumni Association Cleveland, O. 


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Established 1862. 


Hon. Ciias. E. Townshnd. John P. Dana. 

Pkok. D. J. Evans. William Hastings. 

E. J. JoNKs. R. L. Hooper. 

E. R. Lash. George Dy.son. 

En. D. Savke. W. G. Junod. 


E. VV. Bush. George P. Ginn. 

B. O. Higlev. H. R. Hhwev. 

J. A. Shott. Chas. R. .Schneider. 

J. W. Ginn. Ed. L. Mathe.w. 

J. A. Hari.or. 


W. M. Evans. 

G. W. Brown. L. D. McGinlev. 

Levi B. Moore. A. N. Gakster. 

H. R. Wilson. Erep. W. Nash. 

Clarence W. Murphy. 




Maine Alpha Colliy University. 

New Hampshire . Alpha Dartmouth College. 

Vermont Alpha University of Vermont. 

Massachusetts Alpha Williams College. 

Massachusetts Beta Amherst College. 

Rhode Island Alpha Brown University. 

New York Alpha Cornell University. 

New York Beta Union University. 

Xew York Camma College of City of New York. 

New \'ork Epsilon . . .Syracuse University. 

I'ennsylvania AI[)ha Lafayette College. 

Pennsylvania Beta Pennsylvania College. 

Pennsylvania Camnia Washington and Jefferson College. 

Pennsylvania Delta Allegheny College. 

I'ennsylvania E]isiIon * Dickinson College. 

Pennsylvania ... Zeta University of Penn^yh anin. 

Pennsylvania Kta Lehigh University. 

Virginia Alpha Roanoke College. 

Virginia Beta University of Virginia. 

Virginia (iamma Randolph-Macon College. 

Virginia Delta Richmond College. 

South Carolina Beta .South Carolina College. 

Kentucky Aljiha Centre College. 

Kentucky Delta Central University. 

Georgia Alpha University of Georgia. 

Georgia Beta Emory College. 

Georgia Gamma Mercer University- 

Tenne.ssee Alpha Vanderbilt University. 

Tennessee Beta University of the South. 

Alabama Mpha University of Alabama. 

Alabama Beta Alabama Polytechnic Li>titute. 

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Mississippi Alpha University of Mississip])i. 

Louisiana Alpha Tulane University. 

lexas Beta University of Texas. 

Texas (iamnia Southwestern University. 

Ohio Alpha Miami University. 

Ohio lieta Ohio Wesleyan College. 

Ohio Gamma Ohio University. . 

Ohio Delta University of Wousler. 

Ohio Epsilon *. Buchlel College. 

Ohio Zela , Ohio Stale University. 

Indiana Alph.i University of Indiana. 

Indiana Beta Wabash University. 

Indiana CJaninia Butler College. 

Indiana Delta Franklin .College. 

Indiana Epsilon Hanover University. 

Indiana Zeta DePauw University. 

Michigan Aljjha University of Michigan. 

Michigan Beta Michigan Agricultural College. 

Michigan Gamma Hillsdale University. 

Illinois Alpha Northwestern University. 

Illinois Delta Knox College. 

Illinois Epsilon Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Illinois Zela Loml)ard University. 

Wisconsin Alpha University of Wisconsin. 

Minnesota Alpha University of Minnesota. 

Missouri Alpha University of Missouri. 

Missouri Beta Westminster College 

Missouri Gamma Washington University. 

Iowa Alpha Iowa Wesleyan University. 

Iowa Beta Iowa State University. 

Kansas Alpha University of Kansas. 

Nebraska Alpha University of Nebraska. 

California Alpha University of California. 

California Beta Leland Stanford, Jr., L'niversity. 



A. Ellsworth Price, Charles H. Welch, 

John J. Welch, Hiram E. Dicklson, 

Wilbur M. Stine, Carlos A. Woodworth, 

E. Guv Welch. 


Dudley Woodbriuge Welch. 


Clyde Ferdinand Beery, Elisha Austin Tinker. 

IsRAi:i. .VIooRE Foster, John Calhoun Pickett. 

Walter James Bothwell, Herm Orlen Dutter, 
Ralph Clewell Super, Ulysses M. McCauuhv. 


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Established April, 1867. 

Colors : Dregs of Wine and Silver Blue. 


Columbia Alplia ColumVjian University Washington, D. C. 

Ohio Alpha Ohio University Athens, O. 

Indiana Alpha Franklin College Franklin, Ind. 

Michigan Alpha Hillsdale College Hillsdale, Mich. 

Michigan Beta State University Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Louisiana Alpha Tulane University Annex New Orleans, La. 

Illinois Beta Lombard University Galesburg, 111. 

Illinois Delta Knox College (ialesburg, 111. 

Iowa Alpha Iowa Wesleyan University Mt. Pleasant, la. 

Iowa Beta . Simpson College Indianola, la. 

Iowa Gamma Iowa Agricultural College Ames, la. 

Iowa Zeta and Kappa State University Iowa City, la. 

Minnesota Alpha State University Minneapolis, Minn. 

Colorado Alpha State University Boulder, Col. 

Colorado Beta Denver University .' . . Denver, Col. 

Kansas Alpha State University Lawrence, Kan. 


Iowa Iota ^^^- Pleasant, la. 


Iowa Theta Ottumwa, la. 

Iowa Epsilon Bloomfield, la. 

Nebraska Alpha Vork, Neb. 



Established December i6, 

Caroline C. Sowers. 

Frances Johnson Norton. 



CoRiNNE Elizaueth Super, Carrie Alta Mathews. 

Ei.i.en Jane Rvan, Grace Grosvenor, 

Bertha Wallace McVav. 

r'Axxii-: Hartlej-t Brown, Sara Aluerta Norton. 

Annette Anita Amanda Higchns, 
Hannah Elizai'.eih Higgin.s. 

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J kanni:ttk Stkigiit Hakkkk, Xettik Clink, 
Ada Savkk, Cakkik Goodkicii, 

Makv I'jJZAiiETH Foster. 


Hi;KriiA Hi.i.i. Hkown, Dora Ma\ I Ioi-imax, 



Athenian Literary Society. 

Motto: ''Virtus, Scieutia, ^ Amicitia." 
Color : Light Blue. 


The college historian who 
claims to have facts in his pos- 
session, ought to be chained 
down. But when he attempts 
to work off his villainous data 
on a confiding public, he should 
be made an outcast and an or- 
phan. Facts are only legiti- 
mate and allowable when used 
as fuses to set off one's fancies 
(lies). With this prelude we 
shall at once proceed to polish 
up our batteries and other fir- 
ing tools. 
In a back closet of the Athenian hall, in a corner lighted 
only by the gas meter, for long has been laying and setting an 
antique tome. When the gathered dust of ages that surrounds 
it is disturbed, the following bill is thrust out at the intruder ; 

February 27, 18 19. 
"A. L. S., Debtor to the Society Librarian : 
For one cord of dry hickory wood, cut and 
prepared for use $1.05." 

Later on anotlicr defensive mandible protrudes itself with 
a y^reat rustling;- of feathers and spattering of ink : 

"A. L. S., Debtor to Societ)- Treasurer : 

1 lb. tallow candles 25 cts. 

2 pair of snuffers 19 " 

Quills \2% " •' 

Ah, those good old times! Methinks John would turn to 
Jim by the dim religious light and remark: " Wall, Jim, ye'd 
better grind your axe of the mornin', an' hitch up ole Pete, an' 
go an' snake in a load of wood." And Jim, being librarian 
(these officials, by the way, were not entireh' ornamental in 
those days), would leave his library groaning under the lore of 
the ages, and start for the woods about as follows: 

Necessarily, their 
sessions seem queer 
to us. If a man should 
rise in wrath to a point 
of order, he could be 
again brought down ^v^/^^^ 
to the ordinary- level ^-^p^^ir. 
of propriety by in- "'-^ — -'^ 

nocently trying to snuff the candle, and . If a debater 

should get noisy, a rest could be had by going down to the 
woodpile after a backlog. One could punch the fire when his 
interest waned. 

But do not imagine that infringements of their style of 
decorum were ever countenanced. Note this quaint amend- 
ment to the by-laws: 

" Resolved, That any member guilty of leaning a chair 
back, be considered guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished by 
fine or reprimand, as the society deems proper." 

From 1845 to 1850 no sessions were held. It is presumed 
that in the debate with Mexico the boys found that war was 
their native element. At any rate, when they did come back 


they roomed in east wing and wrote poetry, and they are at 
it yet. 

To trace the evolution of the society, its development 
from secret sessions of untamed and bacheloric youth to the 
dawn of nobler ideals and the admission of ladies in "72, would 
be a work of deep interest to a loyal Athenian. But many a 
volume like the present one would be required. The history 
of the society rests alone in her records and in the hearts of 
her members. There let it remain, for there all true history is 
treasured. We shall not attempt to ensnare sunbeams in type. 
Our work shall have been well done if any reader feels a new 
thrill of interest and pride, or is moved to investigate what 
might have been written. 

We have spoken lightly concerning many things. But do 
not think that we lack one iota of reverence and pride in the 
noble records we have inherited and struggled for. Not for 
nothing, we believe, has the A. L. S. given to the world her 
army of sons, numbering almost twelve hundred. We know 
it has not been in vain. Suffice it to say that we have yet 
to find the person who was ever ashamed to have been a mem- 
ber of "the oldest literary society west of the Alleghanies." 


Pearl McVav, 
M. A. Henson, 
C. F. Beery, 
James Bebout, 
J. C. DowD, 
J. H. Atkinson, 


Corresponding Secretary 
Recording Secretary. 


J. H. Atkinson, 
H. G. Bartlett, 
G. C. Bauer. 
Jas. Bebout, 
C. F. Beery, 
F. W. Bush, 
H. M. Conavvay, 
W. A. Crecelius, 
J. C. Down, 
A. N. Gar.ster, 


M. A. Hen.son, 
S. S. Humphrey, 
Lewis Humphrey, 
a. c. john.son, 


T. S. 

C. J. Lane, 
E. L. Matheny, 
C. G. Mathews, 
T. A, McFarland, 
Pearl McVay, 

B. E. Morse, 

C. W. Murphy. 
Fred Nash, 

J. P. Nunnemakek, 
J. C. Pickett, 
O. C. Roberts, 
J. E. Snow. 

D. H. Thomas. 
H. R. Wilson. 
B. L. Winters, 
H. A. Wolford. 






Philomathean Literary Society. 

Motto : MiXezr^ zo -dv. 
Colors: White, Half Rosette. 
Yell: Rah! Rah! Rah!— Rah! Rah! Rah! 
P-h-i-l-o ! Philo ! ! 


The Philomathean Literary Societ>- of the Ohio University 
had its origin at a meeting of several students on the 4th of 
January, 1822. At this meeting it was decided to appoint a 
committee, consisting of Samuel M. Browning, Jeremiah N. 
Reynolds and Israel Hamilton, to confer with the Faculty of 
the college as to the advisability of forming a literary society. 
In one week the committee made a favorable report. This 
committee was then appointed to frame a constitution and by- 
laws, which they presented and the society adopted. The 
first election was then held. At this date, with fifteen charter 
members, the society roll was commenced, which now numbers 
1,512, and which exceeds that of the Athenian Society by more 
than three hundred. 

The older members deserve commendation for the careful 
manner in which all the proceedings of the society were re- 
corded. The records show that we have had our full share of 
honors in society contests, and that we have among our mem- 
bers the names of a large number of leading educators, distin- 


guished legislators, successful attorneys, eminent physicians 
and honored divines. 

Formerly it was the custom for our members, when they 
graduated, to leave college with " a society diploma under one 
arm and often a Sister Philo. under the other." While there 
is not a lack of interest, but a great amount of it, manifested 
b)' all the members who have been with the society for any 
length of time, we believe that, if the custom of giving society 
diplomas were renewed, more loyalty would exist, and greater 
care would be taken in the performance of all society duties. 

Miss Maggie Boyd, the first lady who entered college, be- 
came a member of the Philomathean Society in 1870, and, as 
usual, the Athenians, following our example, admitted ladies 
in 1872. Like the ladies ot the Athenian Society, those of our 
society withdrew in 1890, in order to form the Adelphia 
Society. Our desire then was that we should not be deprived 
of their agreeable presence. Since then our wish has been 
gratified, and our society has again been honored by the pres- 
ence of lad}' members. 

Philos have represented the O. U. in two State contests 
out of the five years that our college has been a member of the 
State Oratorical Association. In local society contests we have 
shared the honors equally with our Athenian brethren. We 
are noted for our strict adherence to parliamentary rules. If 
any member dares to violate the rules of debate in the slightest 
degree, he is confronted at once with a point of order by a 
member from Perry. 

The members chosen to represent us in the local contest 
of Commencement week this year are : Israel M. Foster, ora- 
tor ; E. A. Tinker, debater; H. G. Stalder, essayist. We 
expect these gentlemen to bear aloft the Philo. standard with 
honor to themselves and credit to the society, and, after the 
smoke of battle has cleared away, we are confident that '• V^ic- 
tory " will be inscribed on our banner. 

The Philomathean Society has ah'eady existed for its full 
threescore years and ten, yet its vigor and natural force are 
not in the least degree abated ; but, with an ever-increasing 
membership, its youth is continually renewed. While it lacks 
a few years of being the oldest society in college, a larger 
number of students have participated in its privileges than in 
the apparent inducements offered by the assembly thai meets 
in the part of the chapel nearer the rising sun. 


II. R. HlGLKV, . 
F:. a. TlXKKK, 

B. O. Hkw.ev. . 

C. R S( iiM-:ii)i£R, 
.\. 1'. ()si;<)Km:, 



Corresponding^ Secretary. 
Recording Secretary. 


AKCANisKKiirr, Ci 

BiDDLE, J. S. , 

bothwell, w. s. 
Brown, G. W., 
Collier, W. P., 
Daily. W. D., 
Day, E. a., 
Dixon, C. F., 
FIlliott, G. a., 
Evan.s, W. M., 
GlNN, G. P., 
GiNN, F. VV., 

GiNN, J. VV., 
HiGLEY. B. O., 

Higley, H. R., 
HoLcOMi;, H. K., 
Hyde, W. H., 
Tinker, K. A., 
Welch. D. W., 

Haning, H. H.. 
KooNs, L. W., 
Lawrence, W. B., 
LeFavor, M. M,, 
McCaughey, N. M., 
McPherson, W. B.. 
McGinley, L. D., 
Moore, L. D., 
Meeuiiam, p. G., 
Osborne, A. P., 
Ogan, C. a., 
O'Connor, Mis.s S. F 
Rutter, R. B. L., 
Shott, J. a., 
Stalder, H. G., 
Super, R. C, 
Shepherd, C. M., 
Schneider, C. R., 
TuLLUs, D. D.. 
W'kstervelt, C. F]., 
I. H. 

Adelphia Literary Society. 

Organized October, i8go. 

Motto : "An Equal Among Equals.'' 
Colors : WJiite and Gold. 
Emblem: Teasel. 

Yell : Whoop-la ! %vJiQop-la ! ha ! ha ! ha 
A-dclphi-a ! A-dclphi-a ! ! 


W'c are young in years — that is, as a society ; some of us 
are older as individuals. Many of us have been loyal members 
of the old societies. But we had our grievances. We are 
timid creatures, and the lords of creation startle us. In their 
societies we were silent and fearful ; in our own we are like 
the rushing torrent — bold, sonorous, and deep. Our timidity 
led us into another difficulty. The campus is full of Unge- 
heuir — bears, cats, fish-worms. Those of us who are no longer 
young, handsome and magnetic, were wont, at most unseemly 
hours, to issue forth from the society halls into the cold, dark 
world, as lonely as the clouds that float " on high o'er vales 
and hills," with hearts all wildly beating, " knowing not what 
to fear, yet full of fear." But we were loyal. We were will- 
ing to hazard personal safety for the sake of our societies; but 
papas and mammas and a Faculty, benevolently inclined, inter- 
fered. Something had to be done. In union there is strength. 
When there was no longer a hope of union elsewhere, we 
united our own strength. Under the name Adelphia we 
launched forth and hurled to the breezes our banner, inscribed 
with the motto, "An Equal Among Equals." For a time, by 
sheer force of numbers, we "frightened the beasts of prey." 
But '' fortes fortuna jiivaty Our campus is now lighted by 
electricity, and the wicked have ceased their troubling, and the 
lightning-bugs do rest. 

\ot without pain did we leave our old societies. The old 
halls were dear to us, and the boys — might haxe been. We 
wept ; but weeping was in vain, so, like heroines brave and 
strong, we sacrificed our feelings for the "common good of 
womankind." And we did well. The faith that led us to sac- 
rifice has brought its own reward. Numbers of )'oung girls, 

unwilling to join the old societies, have come to us and are 
learning the value of society work. Twice we have gone on 
contest; twice we have beaten our Philo brothers and followed 
up close to our Athenian friends. Having accomplished so 
much in the past, our future outlook is hopeful. We shall yet 
make immortal the name of Adelphia. 

For awhile our sessions were secret. In order that we 
might work unembarrassed, no masculine presence was allowed 
to profane the hallowed precincts of our hall (?). But some of 
our girls were dissatisfied. They lacked the inspiring admira- 
tion of men. We are all kind-hearted, and even the oldest and 
most hopeless of us. remembering the days of our sweet youth, 
with their countless might-have-beens, sympathized with the 
dear creatures, till at length we reluctantly gave our consent to 
open doors. But our consent being given, our welcome is 
cordial. Come one, come all. But, if thou be a man, see that 
thou arm thyself triply in steel, if thou hop'st to retire un- 
scathed by Cupid's arrow. 

So much for history. To the old societies we would say 
we are not traitors. We simply wish to add our humble share 
to the generous rivalry that nourishes enthusiasm. We are all 
working in a common cause. Let us join hands heartily in our 
work, trying ever to assist, to inspire, to elevate; spending 
our time, not in idle disputations, but in striving to grow noble; 
vieing only in our acquipment of men and women for the du- 
ties of life. 



Cakkik a. Mathkws, 
Phosa Hewitt, 
Annettp: a. a. Higgins, 
mollie eversolk, 
Myrtle Wilha Johnson, 
E. Pear I. Pickering, 


Corresponding Secretary. 
Recording Secretary. 


Berkstresser, Cora M., 
Berkstresser, Mvrtine, 
Brown, Mary Estelle, 
Burgess, Gertrude, 
Eversole, Mollie, 
Falloon, Jessica B., 
Gould, ^Katherine, 
Herrold, Amy, 
Hewitt, Phosa, 
Hewitt, Murra, 
Higgins, H. Elizabeth, 
Higgins, A. A. A., 
Johnson, Myrtle Wilda 
KooNs, Stella, 



LeFavor, Zenia, 
Lewis, Mary, 
Marshall, Iona S. , 
M.vLHEWs, Carrie Alta, 
Maxwell, Minnie M., 
Norton, S. Alberta, 
O' Conner, Margaret, 
Pickering, E Pearl, 
Roach, Minnie, 
Schwefel, Carrie, 
Steele, Clara, 
Super, Corinne E. , 
Walsh, Margaret, 
White, Hattie, 
Williams, Mary M., 
r, Hattie L. 


Clester, Cakk 
Fn.sTEK, Zi:ll.\, 
H()o\i:k, Bertha 1^ 
Hull, Myrtle, 
Kennard, Minnie, 

May, Kennard, Lizzie, 

Morgan, Elizabeth, 
Morgan, Alice. 
R\AN, Jennie, 
.Stli'Iienson, Juliette, 
W'.M.KEK, (j.\Y. 


The Current. 


*Chas. G. M.vthew.s, .... Editor-in-Chief. 

fCARRiE Alta Mathews, . . . Literary Editor. 

*Clyde F. Beery, .... Exchange Editor. 

fANNETTE A. A. HiGGINS, . . . ( 

- Local Editors. 
+Wm. M. Evans ( 

;}:IsRAEL M. Foster, .... Bu.siness Manager. 

PubHshed monthly by the literary societies. 

■••'Atlieniaii. fAdelphian. JPhilomathean. 




This subject does not constitute a distinct department with 
us, but is an elective course. The apparatus owned by the 
University is sufficiently extensive for a very thorough drill in 
this now popular branch of engineering. The course seems 
quite popular, and the members of the classes are enthusiastic 
in their work. Both buildings and campus are lighted by in- 
candescent lamps from the college plant, which, though not so 
large as many others, is yet a model one, and admirably 
adapted for instruction. The power is furnished by a ten- 
horse power Racine automatic engine and a vertical submerged 
flue boiler, both constructed for this plant. There are at pres 
ent two Thomson - Houston direct current dynamos belted 
directly to the engine, and the final capacity will be lOO 
lamps. The switch-board is completely equipped with rheo- 
stats, ammeters and voltmeters. The switches and connec- 
tions were all made by the class in the department shops. The 
wiring and lamp hoods for the campus, as well as the wiring 
up of the buildings, have all been done by the students in this 

The plant is regularly used for lighting and is managed 
entirely by students, under suitable supervision. Two are in 
attendance each evening, one in charge of the engine <.nd 
dynamos, the other of the boiler and its accessories. Full 
credit is given for the time spent in this way ; and it is the 
duty of the engineer to keep stated records of the steam, and 
the voltage and current of each dynamo, in keeping with the 
practice of the best central stations. The college graduate is 
usually looked upon as a theoretical somebody who can not 
turn his hand to anything of a practical nature, and, what is 
worse, even lacks the desire to do so. No one seeing the boys 

at their work would be apt to hold this view. While busily 
engaged with engine, boiler and dynamos, they are constantly 
acquiring a practical experience, which, joined to their theo- 
retical knowledge, will be invaluable to them in after years. 
The college co operates with the city arc-lighting plant, an 
additional night each week being spent here. The students 
begin their duties as firemen, and are promoted as their 
knowledge warrants it, until they assume entire charge. A 
number who have completed this course have acceptably filled 
positions of responsibility in central station work immediately 
upon leaving college. 


Oratorical Association: 

S. S. Hutchinson. Wesleyan Univ., Bloomington 111., Presid't. 

W. J. Oby, Mt. Union College, President. 

R. C. Simon, Wittenberg College, . . Vice President. 

W. L. Hariiin, Buchtel College, . Treasurer. 

Katharine PI Morhart, Ohio State University, Secretary. 


C. R. Schneider, ..... President. • 

C. G. Mathews, ...... Vice-President. 

John E. Snow, ..... Treasurer. 

C. E. Westervelt, . . . ... Secretary. 

Minneapolis, May 5, 1892. 
E. Jean Nelson, DePauw University, . First Place. 

"The Industrial Problem." 

Geo. H. Gever, Ohio Wesleyan University, Second Place. 

" The Optimism of History." 

Akron, February i8, 1892. 

Geo. H. (iKVKR, Ohio W'cslcjan Universit)-, First Place. 

L. F. LvBAKGER, Huchtel College, Second Place. 

"Transformation and Imagination." 

H. L. JoHXSTox, Ohio State University, Third Place. 

" The Unity of Man." 

Pe.akl McV.w, Ohio University, Fourth Place. 

" The Slavery of Ca.*sarism." 


Pearl McVav, First Place. 

Carrie Mathews, "The Millennial X'ision," . Second Place. 
E. A. Tinker, " The Growth of Religious Belief," Third Place. 
C. E. Westervelt, " The Great Reformers, " . Fourth Place. 
C. G. Mathews, " Pessimistic Optimism," . Fifth Place. 



Rev. Geo. K. Morris, Cincinnati. 
Prof. E. P. Anderson, Ph.D., Oxford. 
Rev. W. W. Gist, Marion, Ja. 

ProI'. O. 'T. Corson, Cambridge. 
Ri;\. J. S. Thomas, Jackson. 
A. D. Merrick, Parkersburg, W. Va. 


L. M. Jkwett. '6i. . . . President. 

E. J. Jones, 'ji Vice-President. 

Eli Dunri.e, ^'j'j, . Secretary and Treasurer. 

executive committee. 

Eli Dcnkle, Lillian Michael, '84, 

PL. J. J(^\Es, Margaret Bovd, '-ji, 

L. M. Jewett. 


Young Men's Christian Association. 


M. A. Henson, . President. 

H. M. CoNAWAV, .... Vice-President. 

E. L. M.ATHENV, . Corresponding Secretary. 

S. S. Hlmfhrev, .... Recording Secretary. 

Geo. Brown, .... Treasurer. 

D. J. 1m Axs, ..... Instructor in Bible Class. 



C. W. Super, Eli Dunkle, 


\\".M. Hoover, A. D. Morrill. 





J. H. Atkinson, 

W. B. Lawrence. 

E. E. Baker, 

P. B. Lawrence, 

H. G. Bartlett, 

S. K. Maruis, 

Walter Bothwell, 

U. S. McChaughy, 

W. A. Collier, 

C. W. Murphy, 

W. A. Crecelius, 

J. Q. Robinson, 

W. B. Daily, 


E. A. Day, 

C. M. Shepharu, 

S. W. Gillilan, 

Park Snyder, 

H. H. Haning, 

D. H. Thomas, 

S. S. Humphrey, 

E. A. Tinker, 

Lox. Humphrey, 

C. E. Westervelt, 

Arthur Johnson, 

J. H. Westervelt 




Athletic League of Ohio Colleges. 


I. M. Foster, O. U. '94, .... President. 

\\\ T. ScHELL, Wittenberg, . . . Vice President. 

A. B. Hl"li5ERT, Marietta '95, . - . Secretary. 

W. B. Faxmng, Otterbein '94, . . . Treasurer. 



Lewis Humphrev, '96, . . President. 

H. R. HiGi.EV, '92, . . Vice President 

H. G Stai.der, '93, . . . Secretary and Treasurer. 


C. W. Mlrphv, '96, J. C. Down, '95, 

W. B. Dai LEV, 96. 

D. VV. Welch, '92, 
R. C. Super, '95, . 
W. P. CoLi.iEK, '95, 



Secretary and Treasurer. 

VV. P. COLI.IEK, "95, D. L. POSTON, '98, 

Miss Bea Davis, '97, Miss.Minnie Roach, '95, 

Miss Jessie Falloon, '96, R. C. Super, '95, 

D. W. Welch, '92, T. C. Welch, '97. 



II. R, Higlev, '92, . . . President. 

Lewis Humphrey, '92, . . Vice-President. 

J. C. DovvD, '95, . . . . Secretary and Treasurer. 

S. S. Humphrey, '92, . . Drill-master. 


D. W. Welch, '92, Captain. ^ 

Parker Snyoer, '92, . . Catcher. 

D. W. Welch, 92, 1 , , ' 

\ . . Pitchers. 


R. C. Super, '95, . . . Short-stop. 

W. C. GuNiON, '96, . . . First Base. i 

H. R. Higley, '92, . . Second Base. \ 

G. P. GiNN, '92, . . Third Base. 

F. W Nash, '96, . . . Left Field. 

W. P. Collier, '95. . . . Center Field. 

T. C. Welch, '97, . . Right Field. 

H. G. Staldek. '93, "I . . 

> . . Substitutes. 

I. M. rO.STEK, 94, j 

I. M. Fo.sTEK, '94, Manager. ' 



At Athens, April 30th . 
At Springfield, May 7th 
At Marietta, May 14th. 
At Marietta, May 19th. 
At Athens, May 20th . 

At Westerville, May 28th. . Otterbcin 

Otterbein 10, Ohio University 6. 
Otterbcin 2, Wittenberi,^ i. 
Ohio University 15, Marietta 6. 
Wittenberg Marietta 

Ohio University 8, Wittenberg 15. 


J. C. DowD, 

H. R. HiGLEY, 

H. G. Rartlistt, 
D. W. Welch, 
W, A. Crecelius, 
C. J. Lane, . 
J. C. Pickett, . 
Park C. Snyder, 
C. W. Murphy, 
C. M. Shephard, 
H. G. Stalder, 


H. R. HiGLEY, Captain. 

. Full Back. 

Half Back. 

. Half Back. 

Quarter Back. 
Right End. 
Left End. 
Right Tackle. 
Left Tackle. 
Right Guard. 
Left Guard. 

Field Day. 

Junk 23. 1S91. 

llundreti yanU dash 1st. 11. R. Hiclev loi sec 

2d. W. H Daii.kv II sec. 

Sack race 1st E. E. I2i sec. 

2d. J. H. Wksiervki.t 

Standinj^r hop, step and jump W. B. Dailev 29 ft. 

Parallel bars 1st. W. A. Westervei.t 

2d. II. R. Hi(;ley 

Pole vault W. 1!. Daii.ev S ft. 8 in. 

Horizontal low Ijar H. R. IIigi.ey 

Throwing base-ball E. E. Gii.i.iLAN 322 ft. 5 in. 

Hurdle race 1st. W. B. Dailey i ij% sec. 

2d. H. R. HlGLEY 16 sec. 

Standing higli jump W. j. Buthwki.i. 4 ft. 8 in. 

Butting the shot L. C. Wai.kek 3^ ft- 5 '»• 

Running hop, step and jump W. 15. Daii.EY 43 ft 4 in. 

High kick S. W. GiLi.iLAN 7 ft. lU in. 

Throwing hammer F. W. Bl'sh 69 ft. 6 in. 

Potato Race J. H. Westerveet . 1.26 .sec. 

Horizontal bar 1st. W. A. Westerveei' 

2(1. Stkahl 

.Mile lun 1st. \Vm. E\ans 5 miii. 39.5 sec. 

2(1. J. II. Wesieryki.T 5 niin. 47? sec. 

Throwing ba.-.e-ball (by ladies) 1st. Miss Minnie Roach . 116 ft. 

2(1. .Miss . Nettie K LINE 100 ft. 

Lankev," . . . Graiul High Banker. 

I^OXEV," . . . Most Exalted Shufflci 

Sniffs," . . . Chief " Raiser. " 


Terms : Xo limit. 


"Paso of: Tobacco." 

I "GiTNEV" Ante: Fifty-cent limit. 

\. A. M. Short," " Ikallvouh," 

Olfi Bookaccount," " Hf:is Touchf:i)." 

Oath of Membership: • ' ;9/^/(?)[(^'( -J T/^i]!rcr . " 

Rooms No. 1007 PlaiUagenet Square, Che/ Campo. 

No. 000 Keepquiette Place, Moly Temple Huildmg. 


^ X 


^ ^pW 




FiKST Tenor, Second Tenor, 


First Base, Second Base, 

D. W. Welch. F. VV. Bush. 


First Soprano. Second Soprano. Alto. 

Jeannette Ryan, Jessie Falloon, Okinda Foster, 

Grace Grosvenor. Beatrice Davis. Delta LeFavor. 


Jeannette Ryan.- 
Grace Grosvenor, 
Jessie Falloon, 
Beatrice Davis, 
Carrie Schwefel. 


Orinda Foster, 
Della LeFavor, 
Alberta Norton, 
Cora Berkstresser, 
Jeannette Barker, 
Carrie Mathews. 



I! ASK. 



1 Ik; I. FY, 


F. \V. Bcsii. 





D. \\\ Welch, 








"Nature delighls in con- 


B. (3. HiGLEV, 
S. \\\ (ilLLlLAN 





izziE Brown, 




race Grosvenor, 


G. Maimkws 
I' Xlnxi.mak 




p. B Lawrence, 
11. R. Wilson. 

. W 


Boarding Clubs. 


307 South Congress Street. 
Numlier of .Members, 15. 


B. E. Winters, 
L. D. McGiNLv. . 
J. C. Pickett, . 
L. B. MooUe, 


Vice President. 



Number of Members, 22. 

G. A. Elliott, 
J. C. Down, 

\V. E. GUNION, . 

G. A. Elliott, 
J. E. Snow, 


Vice President. 






R. W. Roach's, South Main Street. 
Number of Memliers, 18. 


C. F. Beery, 

H. R. Wilson, . 
\V. A. Cricelius, 
H. H. Haning, . 
M. A. Henson, 

D. H. Thomas, . 

Vice President. 
Toast master. 


With the Spirit and the Understanijini 


The O. U. reports progress. 

The hrgest enroUment in the history of the College. 

Along with our increase in numbers the Faculty and Trus- 
tees are looking toward several improvements which will add 
much to the equipment of the College. The establishment of 
a chair in Political Science is one of the additions that will 
probably be instituted at the June meeting of the Board. 

The O. U. has caught the spirit of the times, in the arrange- 
ment of the courses. Only a certain number of the studies are 
required, while a wide range is left in electives, enabling the 
student to select such studies as are related to his chosen pro- 

There is now in contemplation the establishment of, per- 
haps, ten scholarships of one hundred dollars each, open to 
college graduates. Among these will be one in each of the 


following departments: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, 
Latin, Greek, Philosophy, Psychology, English Literature, 
and History. 

The alumni and students will be gratified to know that the 
State University of a sister State failed, even by flattering 
pecuniary offers, to win from us Dr. Gordy. The Doctor, 
before his departure for his spring and summer vacation, re 
vealed the plans that he had in mind for the O. U. His 
purpose is to institute, in connection with the regular college 
courses, an advanced course in Pedagogy, extending through 
from one to three years. This course will presuppose a regular 
college training. If such plans are put into effect, w^hich now 
seems probable, it will augur great things for the O. U. 

The recent catalogue contains the following interesting 
statement : 

"The late W. D. Emerson, of the class of '33, be- 
queathed to the Trustees of the University the sum of one 
thousand dollars, the interest of which is to be awarded to the 
student or graduate of the institution who shall write the best 
original poem. The interest of this fund will be available in 

The first prize will amount to one hundred and ten dollars, 
and those of every second year following to one hundred and 
thirty dollars. Our students and alumni who are on friendly 
terms with the Muses should cultivate their friendship, for it 
may be not only a .source of pleasure, but likewise of profit. 

In addition to the above, the Trustees will probably offer 
at the same time a second prize of fifty dollars for some literary 
work; the kind has not yet been decided upon. 

Eight of the nine members of the Finance Committee of 
the State Legislature, accompanied by several other members 
of the House, made the University a visit in February. They 
expressed themselves pleased with what they found, and gave 
proof of their faith in the O. U. by recommending to the 
House the appropriation of all the funds for which we asked. 

To one who has been for some years a student at the Uni- 
versity, and has remarked the genuine hospitality, warmth and 
cordiality of the people of Athens, it is a pleasure to compare 
the present with the past relations between student and citizen. 
The bitter jealousies and animosities formerly existing between 
the students and the young men of the town are remembered 
only by the older alumni; while the epithets " pot-sliiigers " 
and "graybacks," ajoplied contemptuously to those who then 
roomed in the dormitories, and boarded themselves — as did 
most of the students — have been forgotten. The last decade 
or more has seen a complete reversion of feeling resulting in 
mutual goodwill and harmony which must increase with the 
popularity of the institution. 

The students in every college form in a certain sense a 
micr<TCosm. Their common interests and ambitions ; their 
constant association ; fraternity, society and class ties ; and 
their mutual concern for the institution, make them a unit. 
Gathered here from farm, village and city, away from the 
influence of home and welcomed in the college circle, they well 
illustrate the principle of cohesion when a molecule of different 
nature makes its appearance. Theirs is the Mosaic doctrine 
of "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" when dealing 
with what they consider an enemy. And yet, when it is the 
olive branch, and not the gauntlet, that is flung down, nowhere 

will you find such examples of whole-souled generosity, fidelity 
and manliness as in the average student. 

The citizens go far to determine the popularity and pros- 
perity of an institution. I have in mind a college whose failure is 
traceable directly to the hostile attitude of the citizens of the town 
where it is located. The character and spirit of the students, 
not the Faculty, make the school ; but it is the citizens to whom 
we look for much of our social and religious culture. More 
particularly is this true in the case of non-sectarian schools. 
And it would seem that we ought at all times to have the good will 
and hearty co-operation of those in whose midst we annually 
spend some half a million dollars, and that we should bear away 
with us their best wishes as we often do their marriageable 





Much Ado About Nothing. 

Comedy in Three Acts. 

Dramatis Personm-:. 

1st Winger; Pud; Students, 

2d Winger ; President ; and 

3d Winger ; Messenger Boy ; Others. 



Seme I. [Room toward Pittsburg.] 

\Eiitcr four students and join tzvo others in the room; luith a eandy- 

pail of ziujter.] 

1ST Winger. — Now, Pud, thou festive Pud — my jovial mate, 
Heave up the mighty muscles of thy back, 
And toss the brimming pail of HoO 
Athwart the shoulders of the passing coon, 
And make him cave, and heave up bricks, and 

Pud. — Nay, nay! my courage fails me at this point. 
And I am faint. My knees with terror shake. 
And I do greatly fear the ducked coon 
May mount the rattling stair-case, and disperse 
My corporosity with one great kick. 
Say, hustling winger with the ten-foot legs. 
Dost thou e'er duck? 

2D Winger. — Hand me the pail, friend Yank. 

Be quick ! Be spry ! The coon doth pass around 
This very corner. Let me sprinkle him 
With more pure water now than he hath seen 
For many a day. 

1ST Winger. — Take it. The water's wet; let him be so. 

God speed you in your work. Now let her go ! 

[Curtain falls.] 

Scene II. [President mounting stairs, in East Wing.] 

President (aside). — Aha! I have thee now! Thou art my 
meat ! 
Thou who hast 'scaped so oft, I have thee now ! 
Oft hast thou ducked, and mixed thy guilty self 
Amongst the many innocents about — 
But now I have thee holed. Woe unto thee ! 
Here is the door that hides thy frame depraved. 


[He knocks.] Plague take thee now! Thou hast escaped again ! 
But thou art still within the wing's four walls. 
I'll hunt thee up. I'll knock at this [knocks]. 

Not there. 
At this [knocks]. Not there ! These boys are 

playing it 
On me, I fear. I'll hie me to the door 
Where first I knocked, and give them one more 

chance ; 
And then, if they keep silent, I shall kick 
The measly door in, and take down their names. 

[He knocks, and, receiving no response, kicks in the door.] 

Aha ! ye heard my voice and would not ope 

To me. Thou Pud ! thou John ! thou Ash ! thou 

Will ! 
And Clarence ! Now, alas ! what wicked ' 'scourge 
For perjury can this dark monarchy 
Afford false Clarence "? Now I have your names, 
And that of him who fled the room before, 
And hid himself in some secluded spot. 
Adieu ! [Exit President.] 

Pun. — Well, I'll be switched! This is the very first 
Great muss I ever got myself into. 
I'll hie me out and listen to the man — 
McKinley — who is speaking on the green, 
And wear a look of blissful innocence. 

[Exeunt omnes.] 




Scene I. [No. 45, East Wing.] 

[Enfers id Winger and speaks in hushed tones to \st and 2d 
Wingers. ] 

3D Winger.— Friend Yank, what hinders us from having sport, 
By making those lads by the President caught, 
BeHeve they are suspended or expelled. 
And write them letters signed by " Faculty," 
To tell them they must go, and make them sweat? 

1ST Winger.— 'Tis right. And as I, too, was in the scrape, 
ril write myself one similar to the rest, 
To hide suspicion and transfer the blame 
Unto another. Room-mate, here ! My pen ! 

[Curtain fails.] 



Scene I. [O. U. reading-room filled with students, reading and 


{^Enters 2d Winger, and hands a letter to \st Winger^ 

2n Winger. — Here, room-mate, is your mail. I've been up 
Unto the office, and do bring you this. 

1ST Winger. — I know not what it is. 'Twas mailed here, 
And, if my optic business is O. K., 
This is the writing of the President. 
My hand doth shake. I can not ope the thing. 

[Upon leading letter, turns deathly pale.] 

Fellow Students. — What is't? Oh! tell us quick what 
doth alarm 
Thee so. Let's see the writing on the 

Student (examining letter). — Well, sure enough! It is the 

President's hand. 

[Letter is passed to each one in the crowd, all agreeing that it is the President's 

Students (onines). — We'll go and see the Faculty, and learn 

The cause of this suspension. 'Tis a shame I 

I.ST Winger.— Alas ! alas ! What have I done that I 

Should be suspended, and should bear disgrace ? 

I am well known unto the Faculty, 

As one set high in honor — much beloved 

For goodness — but, ah me ! this sore disgrace ! 

I shall not ask them aught about the deed. 


'Tis spite — 'tis cruel spite; and spite can e'er, 
When well combined and organized, iind 
Ample excuse for what it does. I'll go 
Unto my room, and pack my earthly traps ; 
And with the dawning day shall hie me hence, 

[Exit Messenger Boy, shouting the news over town.] 
[Exeunt omnes.] 

Scene II. [No. 45 East Wing, filled with sad faced students. 
1st Winger lying in stupor on the bed.] 

Messenger Boy. — Say. fellows, lemme tell you what to do. 
Let's get up a petition o'er our names, 
That we shall leave, if this, our fi-iend, must 

For he hath done naught that deserves re- 
And his suspension, therefore, is unjust. 
Omnes. — We'll do it. But let's first through thee find out 
Whether the Faculty hath done this thing. 
Or whether some one wished to play a joke. 

[Exeunt omnes ; then 1st Winger stands on head, and 2d chokes.] 
[Curtain falls.] 

Scene III. [Same, ist Winger holds to bed-post for support; 
sells off his possessions to the fellows for half price.] 

\E)iter Messenger Boy, shouting.^ 

Messenger Boy. — Yip! boys; it's all a hoax! Old Pud got 
Just listen while I tell you. Yea, it's rich ! 
I saw Pud come, accompanied by his pa. 
Enter the President's office, and demand, 
As Pud held forth a letter in his hand : 
" Say, Doctor, is this straight — and can it be 


That I have been expended ?" And at once 
There stole a smile across the President's 

As he replied: " 'Tis not, my Pud." So, 

Let's give the college yell. Come, join us, 


Omnes. — Whoop ! Come, Yank, now you do not have to go. 

1ST Winger. — Friends, this good fortune cuts me deep as ill, 
And I am much too sorely wounded now 
To realize that I shall be allowed 
To stay here with you while the term shall last. 
Let not the man who Avrotc this wicked thing 
E'er place his mug within my fist's long reach, 

[Exeunt omnes to campus, whence arises the well-known] 

Wahoo! Wahoo! Rip! Rah! O ! U! O! Hi! O! U! Whoop! 



The Old and the New. 

In the ancient town of Athens, famed in poetry and song 

For the bards and sages learned who along her streets did throng, 

And for sculptured busts and statues chiseled with exceeding care. 

Forms of gods and noble heroes and of women passing fair ; 

Famous for her beauteous buildings, temples, halls and porticoes — 

Delicately carved their mouldings as the petals of a rose — 

Near this city once there flourished, near two thousand years ago, 

A great college, to whose teachers many youths were wont to go 

To discuss and study questions of great interest to all. 

Both to rulers strong and mighty and to subjects great and small. 

In this college there were teachers teaching what they thought was right, 

And rapt students listening, learning, studying with all their might, 

Eager for the tree of knowledge, panting after learning's fount, 

That they might great things accomplish, and on wisdom's ladder mount. 

These alone composed the college — teachers, students by the score — 

No grand buildings, no fine class-rooms, wisdom's devotees, no more. 

For that famous institution was a grove wherein youths walked. 

Or reclined beneath the plane-trees while their learned teachers talked. 

Nothing paid they for instruction, everything was given free. 

Then men taught for love of teaching, not to get a student's fee. 

Here they studied man, his being, and that wondrous thing called mind. 

And they talked of things eternal, seeking still some clue to find 

To the origin of all things, whence they came and how and when — 

Problems that are ever puzzles, quite beyond the human ken. 

Here they listened warm with ardor even when the days were cold, 

To some teacher who expounded thoughts so new on themes so old. 

Ere the founding of the college, Socrates his wisdom spoke 

On the streets and in the markets, talking to the common folk. 

All day long, in rain or sunshine, he was always to be seen 

Talking earnestly to hearers of all things that intervene 

Between death and the beginning of man's life here on this earth. 

Spoke of death as man's departure ; as his advent, spoke of birth ; 


Said no evil could befall one who was nobly doing right, 

Whether working at his business, or contending in the fight ; 

Taught that men should put in practice many truths they thought abstract; 

Taught that judges should use justice, and that every one, in fact, 

Should be temperate in all things, truthful, upright, brave and free, 

Doing right alone for right's sake, not for other men to see. 

After Socrates came Plato, likewise famous for his love 

Of the wisdom hid in Hades, in the earth, and heaven above. 

He, however, taught his pupils not upon the busy street. 

But transferred his growing classes to a study-place more meet, 

For they walketl and talked together in the cool and shady grove, 

And there sought their minds to broaden ; to uplift their souls he strove. 

Thus, without fees he lectured to his pupils all day long. 

And the scholars gladly gathered in an eager listening throng. 

And some came from distant countries just to listen to the man, 

For e'en then reports spread widely and with eager footsteps ran. 

Here, too, Aristotle lectured as he walked beneath the trees. 

And he thought and reasoned wisely on such weighty themes as these : — 

Gods, their power and their dominion, how they ruled, and what and where, 

And instructed youths to worship beings supreme everywhere ; 

Man, his destiny, his duty to his country and his home; 

Said to pupils, " Love your birthplace; never leave your land to roam; 

Never let a despot conquer, be his hordes however vast, 

Speaking, fighting, bleeding, dying, home defending to the last ! " 

Here he founded the Lyceum, training-school for all the youths 

To display their art and logic upon any themes they choose. 

From the speakers' league thus founded by that learned man of old 

There went forth some able statesmen, on the lists of fame enrolled. 

For long years that college flourished, and its power by all was felt ; 

Felt by princes, and by all men who at learning's shrine had knelt. 

Far from Athens' seat of learning, there went forth throughout all lands 

Words in praise of Aristotle, and his grand, successful plans. 

Others followed this great master, in the paths that he had set ; 

Few have equaled, none surpassed, him, and his teachings are taught yet. 

As an annex to that college there was a gymnasium, 

In which young men practiced daily, some for strength and some for fun ; 

For a Greek youth's education was not finished till he ran 

Like the wind, and jumped and tumbled and boxed well with any man. 

And they deemed that man most perfect who could race far, leap high, fight, 

If he also thought deep, spoke well, .tnd did whatsoe'er was right. 

Finally this great school perished, ruins now alone are found, 

Broken colonnades and arclies, lying scattered on the ground. 


But its influence is lasting, passing down from age to age ; 

And its record is not only written down on history's page ; 

It has exercised its power over every other land, 

And to-day a goodly number of like institutions stand, 

Testifying to the good done by that college built of old, 

Striving to obtain that wisdom deemed more precious than pure gold. 

In another town, called Athens from that ancient one in Greece, 

Standing in this land of freedom, which is now the land of peace, 

Striving to promote true wisdom, longing earnestly to be 

Free from errors and wrong teachings, stands our Unh-ersitv, 

Built by earnest educators near a century ago, 

Still increasing in its powers, for a school must always grow 

Modeled after that one founded in the grove so long ago ; 

Here the truth alone they're reaping, reaping wheresoe'er they sow. 

Here as there a grove surrounds one, here as there cicadae drone; 

Here, too, students rest in spring-time, some by twos and some alone. 

This school has a great advantage in its class-rooms and its halls, 

Though the buildings are not marble, they have good, substantial wall 

Here supreme reigns Dr. Super, noted for much ancient lore, 

Versed in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and of other tongues a score ; 

Lectures Seniors in that science which tells men how to be good. 

But from some results that follow, I fear 'tis not understood. 

Next to him Professor Evans, teacher of the Latin tongue, 

And then famous Dr. Hoover, and I hardly have begun 

To enumerate the members of our Faculty renowned, 

For a more august assemblage of professors can't be found. 

There are teachers to teach science, logic, languages and art 

Mathematics, pedagogy, and the system of Delsarte ; 

For a student of the present must know all these things so well 

That he has them at his tongue's end, and, when called upon, can tell 

And he also must be skillful playing ball, and in the "gym," 

And if he should get his head broke he must smile and not look grim. 

Most important to all students in our University, 

Is the drill that comes from working in a good society, 

For we follow the example Aristotle set of old. 

And we speak, orate and argue, and the half can ne'er be told. 

Philomatheans and Athenians thought a contest was no sin; 

Then Adelphia came forward, and was gladly taken in. 

Thus we think in one essential we surpass the Greeks of yore, 

For we welcome girls to contests, where there were but boys before. 

Wise the words of guiding counsel unto every honest youth 

Is the motto of our college : " Wisdom, purity and truth." 




(i) Hackmetack Bush. (2) Papa(w) Conoway. 

(3) Gooseberry Ginn. (4) Coxcomb Higley. 

(5) Nasturtium Higley. (6) Touch me-Not Holcomb. 

(7) Sage Henson. (8) Forget-meNot Humphrey. 

(9) Lawrence Rose. (10) Clover McVay. 

(11) Eglantine Mathews. (12) Azalea Super. 

(13) Snow Ball. (14) Evergreen Schneider. 

(15) John-A-Shott (Up.) (16) Dandy(lion) Welch. 
(17) Daisy Westervelt. 


(i) Single Blessedness. (2) Sleeplessness. (3) Acidity. 

(4) Vanity. (5) Patriotism. (6) Irritability. 

(7) Wisdom. (8) True Love. (9) Beauty. 

(10) Industry. (n) Poetry. (12) Romance. 

(13) Pure Thoughts. (14) Constancy. (15) Think of Me. 

(16) Coquetry. (17) Innocence. 


Miss Cranz. — " My bonny lies over the ocean.'" 

Miss Weihr — " Would you come back to me, Douglass?" 

GiLLiLAN (before vacation). — "I'm going home to dine— oh- 

Fourth Term Algebra Class (before examination).— 

" We can but perish, if we go, 
We are resolved to try." 


In Literature. — " How did Elijah ascend into heaven ?" 
Mr. A. — " Why, he went up somehow ; he had a cloak on ; 
he didn't take it along, but he got there." 

" Beautiful hope, 
Glorious hope, 

Prophet though dim-eyed of joy yet for me ; 
Still with thy beams, 
Paint in my dreams 

Tableaux that tell me what earth ought to be." 

C. G. M. 


In the Mechanics Class : A moment of inertia illustrated. 

In Psychology. — " Mr. B. , what does that long sentence 
in your essay mean?" 

Mr. B. — " I don't know, Professor, I couldn't understand 

Student in Analytical Geometry — "When a man dies, 
he only goes off on his asymtote, mathematically speaking." 
Prep. — "Well. I shoukl think that was bad enough." 


Dr. G. (in his office, to Seniors in his recitation) — " Just 
wait a minute, won't you ? That class is hard to hold." 

In speaking of a student noted for his effi-ontery, a fellow- 
student in lab. remarked : " He's got loo large a combination of 
Zu. and Cti. in his bejng. " 

Dr. Gordy's Class in James's Psychology. —Dr. G. — " Mr. 
Matheny, open your book, please, to page 263, Vol. I., and 
read that paragraph in fine print, at the bottom of the page." 
[Mr. Matheny reads aloud.] 

"The flow of the efferent fluids of all these vessels from 
their outlets at their terminal loop of each culminate link on 
the surface of the nuclear organism is continuous as their atmos- 
pheric fruitage up to the altitudinal limit of their expansibility, 
whence, when atmosphered by like but coalescescing essences 
from higher altitudes — those sensibly expressed as the essential 
qualities of external forms — they descend, and become assim 
ilated by the efferents of the nuclear organism." 

Di". G. — "Now, class, I want you to consider that it is 
very necessary, very, very necessary, to get the point of this 
passage. Who can explain this which Mr. Matheny has read ? 
Whoever can, raise his hand. No one but Mr. Henson ! Pro- 
ceed, Mr. Henson." 

Mr. H. knilts his brow, and, assisted by his index finger, 
proceeds : " It refers to the automatic osmosis of the coenes- 
thetic cynesthesia by which the occipital preperception is amal- 
gamated in the Stream of Thought." 

Dr. G. — "Excellent ! well said ! That answer shows that 
Mr. Henson has thought himself into this subject." 

The following was heard from two children playing near 
the Campus, when a woman's voice was distantly calling : 

" Her don't mean we, 
Us don't belong to she." 


A STUDENT in the lab. was choking and sputtering. When 
asked the cause, he replied : " I'm almost killed by the fumes 
of \\\\s piieianonia !" 

Miss M. — " Dr. S., what is your advice on the marriage 
question ?" 

Dr. S. — " I don't know better how to answer than in the 
manner of Socrates : ' If you don't marry, you'll regret it ; if 
you do, you'll regret it.' " 

Miss M. is now considering which regret will be the greater. 

Professor — " Now, the curve marked A \s 2l parabolic 
one; and that marked B is an hyperbolic one. What kind ot 
a curve did I say A is ?" 

Inattentive Student — "Diabolic, Professor." 

Crecelius (to room-mate upon entering) — "Johnson, did 
you know that this stack has been roomed twice, in your ab- 
sence ?" 

Miss . — " I wouldn't trust Shott to the front gate." 

Beatrice and Dudley. — "A prickly pair." 

Matheny and Miss Berkstresser. — 

" How divinely sweet, 
Is the pure joy when kindred spirits meet !" 

Shepakd (at reading-room door, in a disgusted tone) — 
" Dag it all ! Not a girl here !" 


A number of students had congregated on the green at 
about the hour of lo p. m. Suddenly their attention is attracted 
by a noise from the direction of Mechanicsburgh. At first, low 
and muttering, but gradually rising in loudness and volume, 
until now it sounds like the burst of thunder, now like the on- 
ward sweep of an avalanche of water. With bated breath and 
white lips they whisper, "What's that? what does it mean ?" 
Various were the conjectures made by which to explain the 
strange phenomenon. One said, " It must be a cyclone;" 
another, "It's an earthquake." Another said, "No, it 
sounds more like the roar of a flood." Another suggested 
that, perhaps, the inmates of the Asylum had risen in mutiny; 
while still another ventured that it might be the roar from the 
battle being waged between the United States and Chili. Still 
the roaring sound waxed louder and more terrifying, until, hav- 
ing reached a dreadful climax, it suddenly ceased. Uneasy 
rested many a head that night, scarcely daring to sleep, lest 
some unknown danger should swoop down upon it. The next 
day some one remarked that Tinker had delivered a wonderful 
masterpiece of oratory at the Mechanicsburgh Literary Society 
last night, fairly paralyzing his auditors. This is the s lution 
of the phenomenon. 


One of the students in Analytical Geometry, when asked 
how he got through, said: "Oh, we just knocked things; we 
tore the bottom clean out, and fell through." 

Professor — "Mr. B., can you tell me with what faculty 
we could most easily dispense?" 
Student — " Yes, sir." 

Professor—" Good; now speak up loud ; what is it?" 
Student— "The College Faculty." 

This is the reason we are mum about the Faculty. See ? 

Professor (in the Algebra Class) — "Mr. A., where is 
your example ?" 

Mr. A. — "On the side-track for repairs." 

Professor S. (in Prep. Physics)— " Mr. C— c— us, where 
is the moving point C, when it is at neither of the fixed points 
A or Bf 

Mr. C. — "Where is it when it's where, Professor?" 

Professor — " When it's at neither A nor B.'' 

Mr. C. — " Oh ! then it's somewhere else." 


Professor C. ("in Zoology) — "Mr. McP— n, describe the 
lowest form of life." 

Mr. McP — n. — " Long tail, large skeleton, long jaws with 
sharp teeth." 

Professor C. — " Mr. M. has found a new one. Next may 

Dr. G. (in class in History) — " I have not yet seen any 
genuine arguments for free coinage." 

Student (coming forward with yellow pamphlet) — "Well, 
just read this book." 

Heavy Weights maybe champions in the sporting world ; 
but light weights go in to win in chemistry. 

The mingling of tongues in this outburst from one of the 
foot ball team reminds me strongly of the Tower of Babel : 
"Jumpen sie iiber den fence, und kicken sie den fuss ball ex 

Sentiment of "92. — "Why, in these latter days to"be a 
Senior is greater than a king." 

Dr. G. — "Mr. W— f — d, give an account of Pestalozzi's 

Mr. W — d. — " His parents died when he was very young." 
Dr. G. — ' ' To begin with, is that true ?" 
Mr. W— d. — " I don't know." 

Hopeful Candidate for Membership in P. L. S (in 
class-room): Professor — "Mr. D , what are your initials?" 

Mr. D. — "Can't say. Professor. I haven't been initiated 

PROFE.S.SOR IN Chemistrv — " Mr. K— k— 11, explain what 
is condensed milk?" 

Mr. K — k — 11. — ''It is simply cheese. Professor." 


. Dr. S. (in speaking of students' poetry) — "Poetry! You 
can't call it doggerel, for it is not even good puppcrel.'^ 

Dr. H. (in Astronomy)— " Mr. H— ph— y, what is the 
condition of the moon, midway between new moon and full 
moon ?" 

Mr. H. — " I suppose it's half full.'' 

De.xrGirl in Lab (helplessly) — "What's the connection 
between the specific gravity and the Pdcific Ocean?" 


^'Turn 'er loose, an' let 'er go.' 

Maid of Athens, ere we part, 
Take that weight from off my heart ! 
Or, since you have mussed my vest, 
Let up now, and give us a rest. 
Ouch ! that rocker's on my toe ! 
Get my hat, and let me go! 

By that log- chain on your wrist, 
By those caramels in your fist ; 
By those bangs that spoil my tie, 
And that jaw that makes me cry ; 
By that wax (for which I owe) — 
Get my hat, and let me go. 

By that breakfast I'll soon taste ; 
By thy oft-encircled waist; 
By that frat pin I must sell ; 
By those jokes we love to tell, 
And which none but us shall know 
Get my hat, and let me go. 

Maid of Athens, ere I'm gone, 
Help me put my ulster on ; 
Follow me into the hall ; 
Watch me that I may not fall 
O'er a chair, and work me woe. 
Say, old gal, p-1-e-a-s-e let me go. 


^Areuff K ^^*- UijKoi: 

Through the key-hole. 


Tell me not of oil on waters 

Smoothing out old ocean's breast ; 

Tell me not of prismic sunsets 

When day's storms have sunk to rest. 

Sweetly pleasant beyond doubting 
These, to hearts by toil untorn ; 

But a grander benediction 

Leads my midnight gloom to morn. 

Sweet as home return when evening 
Sails of harbored vessels furls — 

'Tis the " I can't get it either " 
Of our noble college girls. 

C. G. M.-'93. 

Miss Norton, '91 — "I have my Price. 
Dr. Super (on a visit to East Wing) — 

" His very foot hath music in'l 
As he comes up the stairs.' 



Bush — " Even love is vanity." 

CoNAWAY — "There's nothing ill can dwell in such a 

GiNN — " Well, I am standing water." 

Henson— " I'll take a penny and have a bum." 

B. O. HiGLEY — " Not wanted any longer.'' 

H. R. HiGLEY — "The glass of fashion and the mould 
of form." 

HoLCOMB — "An old maid of threescore— although he was 
not old, nor even a maid." 

Humphrey — " O ye gods! I hate to hear him sing!" 

Lawrence- "A Rose by any other name would be as 

Miss Mathews — " With look like patient Job's, eschewing 

Miss McVay — " Her heart is overlaid with steel." 

Schneider — A little crooked. 

Shott — Not as pious as he looks. 

Miss Super—" Une juste et jolie madamoiselle. " 

Snow — " Hast thou not dropped from heaven ?" 

Welch — " Blessings oji the little man !" 

VVestervelt — 

" O Charley, he's a fine young man ! 
O Charley, he's a dandy !" etc. 



Collier not talking base-ball. 

Super when not telling about " my new hat." 

Busii not singing, "That is love." 

Norris when he didn't have on " that ruffled shirt." 

Bcbout without his "siders. " 

Atkinson when he wasn't exercising his tone passage. 

Rothwell not knocking his knees. 

Gillilan minus his half (?) soles. 

Shcphard hunting that cure for freshness. 

Sophs and Freshies when not in a scrape. 

Hooper without Chapin. 

Wilson losing any fat. 

The military organization. 

Member of Demosthenes de Corona Class — "Professor, 
can we get through this work, reciting only twice a week ?" 

Professor — "All I can say is what the old man said when 
'his son asked him if he could go to Baltimore in a day : ' You 
can get through if you ride fast enough.' " 

Teacher in Vocal Music — "Mr. H., what are sharps 
and flats?" 

Mr. H. — " Mosquitoes and bedbugs." 

Professors, (in Chemistry) — "Mr. M — th — y, you may 
tell the class how matches are made." 

Mr. M. (embarrassed) — "Why, Professor, you all know- 
as much about matcli-making ?i's, I do." 

E.\.sT Wix(]er's Soliloquy — 

"Sleeping in the ash-pile, 

('Tisn't any yarn) ; 
Chapel in the smoke-house, 

Virgil in the barn." 


One of our Professors of Greek is also a Sunday-school 
superintendent. He was sick, once upon a time, and his ab- 
sence from evangelical duties evoked this prayer from one of 
the brethren: "O Lord, bless our superintendent and hold 
up his hands— bless the sinner wherever he may be." 

Dr. H. — "How much would you weigh four thousand 
miles from the earth ?" 

Mr. W— t. — "Nothing." 

Dr. H. — "Ah! Mr. W — t — v— t, would you amount to 
nothing so soon as that?" 

Student (in Chemical Lab.) — "Say, does acidulate mean 
to pour offT' 

Fellow-student — " I don't know. Try it." 

Scene i.— (Dr. Gordy's Office.) 

First Editor—" We would like to have your photograph, 

Dr. Gordy — " Well, how are you going to get it ?" 

[Editor retires nonplused.] 

Scene n. — (Same.) 

Second Editor — " Doctor, please give us your picture to in- 
sert in our Annual." 

Dr. G. — " But I haven't had a picture for scores of years." 
Second Editor — " Well, get one taken now." 
Dr. G. — "Hm! I'll think of it." 


Scene hi. — (Same.) 

Third Editor (a lady) — " We just w;/^/ have your picture 
before you go West." 

Dr. G.— "Really! Haven't time now I'll send one, if I 
don't forget." 

Third Editor — " If you forget, we'll certainly insert a 
cartoon of you." 

Dr. G. — "All right. Any cartoon would flatter me." 

Third Editor (going) — " But, please don t forget .'' 

ACT II. — (Time -after his departure.) 
Scene i. — (Editors' Sanctum.) 

Editors (in chorus) — " What shall we do ? What shall we 

Third Editor (thinking) — "We must have his picture! 
Write ! Telegraph !" 

Editor-in-Chief — "I will send this [read.s]: 'Please send 
photograph immediately, or Annual will be delayed. An- 
swer. ' " 

Scene ii, — (Same.) 

Editor-in-Chief—" A telegram !" (Reads.) 

" 'S.'VNTA Barbara, Cal., March 30, '92. 
" 'J. A. Shott — Mr. Gordy not yet arrived. Never had photograph taken. 

" ' Mrs. J. P. GoRDY.' " 



Bargus — " Barkis is willin'." 

Beery — "The fire in the flint shows not till it be struck." 

BiDDLE — " What a strange drowsiness possesses him !" 

Elliott— Z<?//^ for this world. 

GiNN — "Smiling as in scorn, muttering his wayward fan- 
cies he would rove." 

Miss Grosvenor — "And sikerly sche was of gret disport, 
and pleasaunt and amyable of port." 

McPherson — " Yond' Cassius hath a lean and hungry 


Miss McVay — Ho, for the woolly wild West! 
Mardis — More hours for study. 
Matheny — "O Lord! I must laugh." 
Mathews — " I go to turn an actor [?J and a humorist." 
Stalder — " In vain loud mastiffs bay him from afar." 
Tinker — " Now doth my project gather to a head." 
Kirkendall — " I appeal from the decision of the Chair 
Walker — " I dote on his very absence." 



Motto :- 

Tis not good for ma/i to be alone."' 

S. K. Mardis, 

B. O. HlGLEV, 

\V. D. Robinson, 

active members. 

James Bebout, 
H. M. Con AWAY, 
J. O. Robinson. 


W. B. L— w— E, E. A. D— Y 


S. S. H— PH 

H. H. H— n— Y, 

A. D. B— RG— s. 

G. W. B— N, 

S. W. G— LL— N, 

L. D. McG— Y. 


M. A. H— s— N, H. A. W— F— D, 


H. K. H— L- 
C. E. \\^— T— \'- 

L. B. M— RE, 

E. L. M~TH— Y. 

[These [jleilged on condition that they can persuade any one to be of their mind.] 


Professor in Zoology — "To what class does the Bala- 
nioglossus belong?" 

Miss M. E. B — n (who has just donned the black and gold) 
— "To the Sophomore class." 

In German Class — Student reads: "So gar die alte Koni- 
gin sieht man." Translate: " Even the old queen sees a man." 
[Class howls.] 

S. S. Humphrey — 

" Tall, slenderly, yet nobly formed ; endowed 
With grace and gentleness and stately ease." 

Miss Ryan's Solo — 

" What's this dull town to me ? 
De Camp's not here. 
I'll go unto Shawnee ; 
My sister lives there. 
Fled all the joy and mirth. 
Wade Athens heaven on earth. 
Oh ! they are lost to me, 
De Camp's not here." 

O das Ziel ist nunmehr zu dem Fraiilein gelungen ; — 

Sie ist iiber dem fliissigen Meer; 
Aber eher sie ging hat sie dieses gesungen : 

" Mein Liebchen liegt iiber dem Meer." 

Ach ! Wir fiirchten das nie kommt das Fraiilein noch wieder 

Zu uns iiber dem fliissigen Meer ; 
Aber denn unser Muth wiird' geschlagen doch nieder 

Wenn sie blieb' immer iiber dem Meer. 

Miss G. (after trying in vain to work a blow-pipe) — "Oh ! 
Professor, J can't make this thing go." 

Professor (taking the blow-pipe) — " Yes, but you must 
learn. See, I can almost talk and blow at the same time." 

Miss G. — " I haven't the least doubt of that, Professor." 



Baker — " 'Twas a jolly old pedagogue, long ago." 

Miss Mary Brown — Let me swallow those books. 

Miss Fannie Brown — "Ay, marry, I'll be gone about it 

Cable — Gone up higher. 

Day — I'm father of all the orphans. 

Evans — " I was a blue-eyed prince." 

Foster — " Bold as a hawk, yet gentle as a dove." 

Haning — " Good gods ! how he will talk." 

Hyde — " I am so confuse, that I can noght saye. " 

Miss Norton — "If she will, she will; if she won't, she 

Pickett — " Over the garden wall." 

Miss Ryan — "A silver chiming bell." 

Miss Schwefel — "Oh, touch me not!" 

J. H. Westervelt — Thy smile is like a sunbeam. 

W'oi.ioRL) — "I do begin to have bloody thoughts." 



The sun was beginning to send beams of white light toward 
the zenith, whence they were reflected toward terra firma, thus 
heralding the approach of day. The new man in the wing 
woke with the dawn. His eyes were heavy and red ; his face 
wore a hunted look; and, as he rose from his densely popu 
lated couch (which was no longer a bed, but a little buggy) 
and wrapped a quilt about him while he waited for his clothes 
to recover from last night's unexpected baptism, he looked 
carefully to see that his transom was turned, his door nailed 
shut, and his window closed. 

All these precautions, however, were unnecessary at this 
hour. The men who had so diligently persecuted him on the 
preceding night ; who had ducked him with dirty slop-water as 
he came into the wing ; who had ducked him with a syringeful 
of ink, propelled through the key-hole ; who had stoned his 
window to keep him interested, and iiad rolled a stone down 
stairs to quiet his nerves ; who had hung a blazing wad of oiled 
paper outside his window, while they howled like fiends ; who 
had filled his room with cayenne pepper fumes which made 
him cough until his diaphragm slapped his larynx to sleep ; 
who had, when he thought them exhausted with their previous 
devilment, held a horse-dance just outside his door, and had 
careered about for an hour to the soul-stirring strains of the 


wild man's harp, while a second delegation stood still nearer 
his door, and sang with demoniacal voices the inspiring lays, 
"John Jones" and "Rye Straw" — the men who, we say, had 
done all this, prompted by nothing but a sense of duty, were 
now sleeping the sleep of the just, innocent and conscientious, 
their snores floating out on the breezes like oil on troubled 

But soon, his clothes having dried, the whistles over town 
having begun to sound, and the long Senior upstairs having be- 
gun to split kindling where the President does not permit, the 
new man arrayed himself in his wilted laundry, and even ven- 
tured, after holding his breath for ten minutes, to raise his win- 
dow curtain and look forth on the beauties of nature. But 
nature held no beauties for him. Life was a burden. He 
thought of the few short weeks that had elapsed since he had 
been a country pedagogue, and had thought that the sun rose 
and set by his Waterbury, and that Solomon wasn't so very 
wise after all. But now the tears flowed down his face as he 
thought of his changed condition. He now felt small enough 
to crawl between the lids of his watch. A tear fell upon his 
hand, and he started, thinking he had even turned traitor to 
his own being, and that he was ducking himself. 

Again he looked forth from his window, and he saw what, 
through his tears, seemed to him a black bear shuffling in a 
lively pace toward the wing. But he brushed away the tears, 
and discovered only the stubby East Wing Senior, who had been 
out for an hour trying to learn to keep step with himself. 

Time sped ; the weird braying of the wild man was heard^ 
and soon the new man saw coming around the corner the 
" solemnest face that ever was seen," which was being borne 
with measured .strides toward center building, whence immedi- 
ately issued the notes of the breakfast bell, calling forth the 
wingers en masse, a motley gang : The nine-foot Junior and his 
slim classmate; the pigeon toed red man with the barrel stave 


legs; the sorrel crout-barrel that seemed to be coming un- 
screwed at the waist ; the man who has three inch calves, and is 
anxious to have the world know that he owns half of a second- 
hand wheel ; the morose Dutchman, the little Irishman, and 
so on. 

The new man saw that they were gone. He packed his 
trunk. He went out of the building like oiled electricity, and 
sought a room in town. And now when he passes the wing 
he fingers his pop and looks for ash-bags. 


First Prep. — " Say, did know George Elliott wrote books? " 

Second Prep. — "No, he don't, does he?" 

F"irst Prep. — "Yes, lots of 'em. I just saw a whole shelf 
of "em back here in this case marked Fiction." 

Second Prep. — " Great guns ! Why, he's steward of my 

One of the great attractions of the O. U. is the Robinson.s' 
Three Ring Circus. Don't fail to sec it. Performance at all 

Professor in Mechanics — " Give an example of a solid." 
Student — " A chair." 
Professor — "Give some." 
Student — "A lot of chairs more." 

C. Atkinson — "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a 
horse ! " 

H. A. WoLFORD — "I am no orator as Brutus is, I only 
speak right on." 

O. C. Roberts — " I second the motion." 


A is for Atkinson, whose " pony " was stole. 

B stands for big Bush, the Senior so bold. 

C surely means Collier, the boy who plays bill. 

D is for Dailey, the prettiest of all. 

E is for Elliott, whose feet are not large ! 

F is for Foster, who doth Bus. M'n'g'r discharge. 

G means Gillilan, of posthumous wit. 

H is for Holcomb, not like him a bit, 

I is a letter which we have not noted. 

J stands for Johnson, who is getting so bloated ! 

K must mean Kirk, so agile and coy ! 

L is for Lawrence, that awful bad boy. 

M stands for McFarland, of form so divine. 

N is for Norris, who 's not far behind. 

O stands for Osborne, the pride of O. U. ! 

P is for Pickett, the bluffer— boohoo ! 

Q is a letter for which ive 've no rhymes. 

R means " Bob " Roberts, just up to the times. 

S is for Shephard, so cute, and so bright. 

T stands for Tinker, who, on astronomy, wants light. 

U might be for (s) Uper, of new hat so proud. 

V might mean Voodyard, who is always so loud! 
W is for Wolford, the " best man " in college ( ? ). 
X is a letter on which we want knowledge. 

Y is for Young, who never says much. 
Z is a letter that don't say that much. 



1. A Story of the Heavens. Revised and illustrated edition, 

in 14 vols.; by E.xr Ixrkk. 

2. How I liecame a Great Fielder; by Cark Pollier. 

3. The Art of Boxing, in 2 vols., profusely illustrated; by 


4. The Art of Self-defense. Sequel to No. 3. by \Vil- 


5. The True Story of the "Pink and Blue"; or, Why I Never 

Became a Fraternity Man ; by the people's popular 
author, RoBBOiiERXs.' 

6. " Hell Upon Earth"; or. Life in East Wing (in pres.s) ; by 

" Red- Bud." 

7. King Solomon. Revised and enlarged, 14th edition, by 

B. L. Wawrexce. 

A STUDENT, correcting an exercise in Chemistry, altered the 
statement, "I is not soluble in vva'cr," to "I am not soluble 
in water." Both statements were equally true, for he lived in 
East \\'ing. 



" Left, left, left — what awful pain, 
To sigh and know that even that is vain, 
To juggle grades, and cuss the 

Judges black and white. ' 

To smile, and try to fe^l that 

Left may still be right.'" 

WiiKX Professor C. took charge of the Chair of Biology, 
the following notice a[)peared : " Dissecting in both physiology 
classes has begun in earnest. Stray dogs and cats had better 
procure accident policies immed'ately. "' Don't you suppose 
W. B. Lawrence reaped a fortune for the New York Mutual? 


Atkinson — Name it and you can have it. 

Bartlett — He gazed, and in a moment leaped. 

BoTHWELL — Oh ! now I am a- Wci/uy of the world. 

Brown — I want to go home. 

Clark — The man who has plenty " nice ripe red straw- 
berry shortcake, etc." 

Collier — Gi' me a smoke, sir. 

DowD — A lip of much contempt. 

DuTTER — " I do fear his bloody thoughts." 

GiLLiLAN — " I will plague them all, even to roaring." 

Miss Herrold — " The best for the innocence." 

Miss Higgins — Triple A quality. 

P. B. Lawrence — "A fine Knight for the Abbie. " 

Miss D. Lefevor — Unto Day uttereth speech. 

Miss J. Lefevor — " I know her by her gait." 

McCaughey — "Oh! how I love sweet Williams." 

McGinley — 

" Lived in the saddle, loved the chase — the course, 
A.\\d always, ere he mounted, kissed his horse." 

Moore — " Innocence abroad." 

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Miss Pickering — " How dost thou like this jewel?" 

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Mathkws To get there in '93. 

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Dail\" To pass next term. 

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High on its legs of wood, within the campus' pale 
For many years has stood a lonely hen-coop frail. 

Within Ti'i afrroi' no eye may look upon 
Tiie things in darkness done. 

For first the Mor(rill) law held l)ack our anxious minds ; 
Now Dimkclheit doth awe the realm of storms and winds 
At his command the sun stops ere her course be run, 
And Wodan loads his gun. 

But little birds have told, and visions of the night 
With various dreams unfold, things not yet brought to light 
And this the secret is : ex iniis adytis 
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To dance, or not to dance ; that is the question : 
Whether 'tis nobler in the shins to suffer 
The flings and kicks of some outrageous maiden, 
Or wrap my arms about a bunch of troubles, 
And by practice endure them. To dance, to slip ; 
No more ; and by that slip to say we end 
That set, also those coming after it. 
And all their bother, 'tis a consummation 
Devoutly to be wished. To dance, to slip ; 
To slip ; perchance to fall — aye, there's the rub ; 
For in that slip and fall what feelings come, 
While we are piled up in a mortal coil 
There on the floor ; there's the respect 
That makes calamity of these fool tricks ; 
For who would bear the smiles of giggling girls, 
The instructor's frown and all such dread disaster ; 
The fear of torn suspenders, broken bones. 
The ins'lence of spectators, and the burns 
That modest faces from such happenings take, 
When he himself would his quietus make 
With a horse-pistol ? Who would maids surround, 
And groan and sweat beneath a heavy load, 
But that the fear of somethmg afterward — 
The undiscovered quips and jokes of students 
Which ne'er a soul could guess, but which will come 
As sure as guns, makes one grow reckless 
And e'en learn to dance lest he be awkward? 
Thus bashfulness makes cowards of us ail : 
And thus the first intent of dancing-lessons 
Is thwarted by a fear of falling down 
And making quite an aspect of myself. 
With this in mind, I'll hie me to my room, 
And fool no more with dancing. 


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Monthly, and several other magazines and papers. 

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Geo. R. Wendling. 

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Alexander Hamilton," 

Thomas Jefferson," 

John C. Calhoun," , 

Henry Clay," 

Henry Clay," 

The Compromise Period," 

December 2, 1891 
December 16, 1891 

. January 6, 1892 
January 16, 1892 
January 30, 1892 

February 13, 1892 



Adam, '79. 
Abraham, '81 
Isaac, '29. 
Jacob, '16. 
Levi, '26. 
Simeon, '75. 
Reuben, '76- 
Joseph, '22. 


Benjamin, '45. Solomon, '16. John, '15. 

Moses. '38. 
Aaron, '45. 
Joshua, '71. 
Eh-, ^^T. 
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David, "31. 
Jonathan, '27. 

Nathan, '37. 
Hiram, '26. 
Elijah, '55. 
Elisha, '28. 
Daniel, '24. 
Ezra, ^26. 
Amos, '30. 

Thomas, '15. 
James, '28. 
Nathaniel, '29. 
Andrew, '34. 
Philip, '70- 
Silas, '63. 
Peter, '43. 

il tone of this institution is irreproachable. 


How broad is time; or dull or sage upon its page 

We trace our lives. 
We pass away ; it matters not, though soon forgot ; 

What's writ survives. 

Make a new stroke; whate'er you do, be hrm, be true, 

And have no fears. 
The curve you make, your friend essays ; and in life's maze 

It re-appears. 

Write not amiss; some one in turn, tracing, will learn 

From thy life's lore. 
In lines of beauty, then, behold in other mold 

Tliy life lived o'er. 

Caurik a. Mathews, '92 



(from the GERMAN OF STURM.) 

From a fai--away land, 
From the old sea-strand, 

swallow, on pinions air-spurning, 
Thy course thou dost keep, 

Without rest or sleep. 

To thy home with an eager yearning. 

From whom, I pray. 
Over land or spray, 

Has come to thee news of joy, telling 
In the land of thy home 
The winter is gone. 

And there is the glad spring dwelling? 

In thy song thou dost say : 
' I know not the way 

That comes to my breast the warning ; 
Yet away, far away, 
Both by night and by day, 

1 am lured by the spring — earth adorning. 

• And so, without rest, 
On the joyous quest, 

On high, airy pathways e'er gliding, 
I seek, without fear. 
My home so dear — 

My home where the spring is abiding." 

John E. Snow, '92. 



I'all mail not weak, for llieii 
I'll) words bind him to eartli ; 
liut, call him demi-god, 
And such will he become. 
Man is noi weak : the tiile 
Of universal thought 
Sweeps ever rountl the t^lobe ; 
What Aristotle said, 
What I'lato .beamed is hi^ ; 
'I'ht- whis|>er fainlesi brt-atlied 
In any ai^^e is his. 
And seeks him ever mure. 
If he is truth's, the race 
Before him bows in homage ; 
Yea, in his heart of clay 
riie Highest makes his home. 
Then, brother in earth's strife, 
• an you not understand 
How much a Iieli)ing heart 
Ivxcels a heliiing hand ? 

Wm i.ii'sT liiou hear an anlheni deeper than old ocean's. 
Prouder than a Roman triumph's roll; 

Hear songs sweeter than the lark's in sunny meadows — 
Listen to the whispers of thy silent soul. 

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Many years have pa>.sei:i, so voiceful 

NVith the history of men's fate, 
Since was huildcd this our college 

In the fair Ohio Slate. 
Gray her walls rise in the cain|ius, 

And the shadow of the trees 
Flit upon it in the jjassiiig 

Of every fitful hreeze. 

And we who t-onie, so soon to go, 

To leave these college halls, 
Will oft in our ilreams re-live 

Days spent within its walls ; 
Days when we saw the future, 

Smooth as a summer sea ; 
When far beyond our vision 

Storms lashed the ocean free ; 

Days often bright with hoping 

That somewhere for us rise 
The shining castles of our dreams 

Beneath earth's sunny skies ; 
Tlien darker times of struggling 

In some ancient, well-worn rut. 
With a strong desire for learning — 

But a stronger one to "cut." 

I^ong hours we've spent in digging 

For languages deceased, 
And finding in their ancient bones 

A ghoulish kind of feast ; 
And yet each book and lesson, 

Conned over oft with sighs. 
Still brought us nearer every day 

To our long-sought-for prize. 


But al)ove the sunny glimpse. 

And from the shades, will loom 
Each door arid stair and window 

And each familiar room ; 
The faces of professors kind, 

Whose helpful words and ways 
Have made the path to learning 

So plain in college days ; 

The mornings we in chapel saw 

Eyes filled with youthful fire. 
And listened to the singing 

Of the tuneful college choir. 
There oft we met together 

A useful hour to pass 
For the culture of our voices 

In the Elocution class. 

Then the reading-room —the rendezvous — 

It makes the tear-drops flow, 
As I think of its calm quiet. 

And the magazines that go — 
Never to return within it, 

Never more to bless our sight — 
And the fragmentary papers, 

That are scattered left and right. 

And neither can we soon forget 

The wings so quaint and old 
Where many a festive student 

Is sheltered from the cold ; 
These prove in college circles 

Both a blessing and a bane. 
And scandalous folks will tell you 

They have water on the brain. 

So pass the days with study, 

With work and laughter, too. 
And so they're fleeting onward 

To a future, strange and new. 
They'll ever live all glowing 

In memory's sunlight haze. 
The fairest time in all our lives. 

Our hapj)y college days ! 

Adelaide Frost. 




Tune — "Auld Lang Syne." 

Can college days be e'er forgot, 
And ne'er recalled to mind ? 
Can Memory sweet neglect to greet 
These days in Auld Lang Syne ? 

For dear O. U., beloved O. U., 

Our gratitude shall share ; 
We'll sing the praise, the fame we'll raise, 
Of Alma Mater fair. 

Her halls of learning we adore, 

Her rooms begrimed and gray. 
Her stately grove through which we rove 
Pursuing wisdom's way. 
For her we s])end our hardest toil. 

With her our happiest hours, 
'Tis for her sake we try to 'make 
The most of all our powers. 
Forever dear, enshrined here, 
In hearts true to her name, 
Her praise we'll sing, her glory ring, 
Her worthy deeds proclaim. 
Then take the hand of friendship true. 

In pledge of love sincere. 
Let come what must, in faith we'll trust 
Our Alma Mater dear. 

Chorus for last verse. 
Then loud and clear, both far and near. 

Repeal the glad refrain : 
Wah-hoo — wah-hoo— rip rah — O. U., 
O-Hi— O.— U. again. 


^itf pTieb^vfchcn. 


Until we meet again, classmates, good-by ! 

As beams of sunlight caught in drops of rain 
Are changed to prismic splendors, which remain 
A brief, but gracious time, arching the sky; 
So have the truths that to each heart ally 

Been sorted out and blended in one whole. 
Till all have seemed to form a single soul 
Whose impress, as God's promise, can not die. 
But like the drops of rain that fall alone 

When night has veiled the sun, we sadly part. 
To diverse fields we go. Oh ! may each one 
Give color to some flower, and upward blown 

On breath of morning, rise from its pure heart 
To meet again — one soul— around our Sun ! 

Carrie Alta Mathews. 

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